Canadian Broadcast Corporation 2012 - Radio Interview with Carol Oss
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How The US Cold War Radiological Weapons Program Exposed Innocent Americans

In September of 2012 I presented a colloquium on the preliminary research findings from my University of Missouri- Columbia doctoral dissertation, The Manhattan-Rochester Coalition, Research on the Health Effects of Radioactive Materials and Tests on Vulnerable Populations without Consent in St. Louis. The media attention resulting from the presentation was far beyond anything I expected, and the story was reported nationally and internationally. Many people from St. Louis and around the world were interested and concerned about the covert military studies that were the subject of my research. Now five years later I continue to receive inquiries. Behind the Fog is the result of five years of additional research that presents new findings, greater context, and additional evidence as to how the US military exposed vulnerable populations to radiation and other harmful chemicals during covert testing to develop radiological weapons.

I am grateful that Routledge has provided a platform to present the results in a research monograph, which will answer at least some of the questions presented to me over the years, as well as generate new inquiries that will lead to further investigation by myself and others. As a public sociologist I strive to make my research publicly-available at no cost wherever possible. My original dissertation was and continues to be an open-access document. In the spirit of public and community sociology it is my hope that this book will be made available in as many public libraries as possible in order to allow greater access to the information regardless of income. If you have an opportunity to do so please request that your local library add Behind the Fog to its collection.

Lisa Martino-Taylor


"Dr. Martino-Taylor has reopened a dark chapter of recent history in which the most vulnerable people were put in harms way without their knowledge. "

Robert Alvarez

Former Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary for the National Security and the Environment, and former Senior Investigator for the US Senate Committee on Government Affairs, chaired by Senator John Glenn

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State Secrets: A Case Study of Conscience in the U.S. Military's Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Weapons Program
Sixteenth International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences  
July 2021
Oxford Brookes University
Oxford, United Kingdom
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