History and Los Alamos: will there ever be a satisfactory relationship.

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The secrecy required by nuclear research during the Second World War, and which continues in part to the present, fascinates as well as frustrates historians. This paper will discuss the difficulties of being an intermediary working to assist historians, while being required by United States Law to protect nuclear secrets. The effect of the Freedom of Information Act, which preceded the end of the Cold War, will be discussed as was as the impact of two major post Cold War 'openness' initiatives - the Human Studies Program of the early 1990's and the current Dose Reconstruction Project of the Centers ... continued below

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Meade, R. A. (Roger A.) January 1, 2003.

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The secrecy required by nuclear research during the Second World War, and which continues in part to the present, fascinates as well as frustrates historians. This paper will discuss the difficulties of being an intermediary working to assist historians, while being required by United States Law to protect nuclear secrets. The effect of the Freedom of Information Act, which preceded the end of the Cold War, will be discussed as was as the impact of two major post Cold War 'openness' initiatives - the Human Studies Program of the early 1990's and the current Dose Reconstruction Project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As the world moves into an age of increased terrorism, some discussion will follow on the effect of providing declassified information related to weapons of mass destruction.

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  • Submitted to: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2003 Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado

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Meade, R. A. (Roger A.). History and Los Alamos: will there ever be a satisfactory relationship., article, January 1, 2003; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc935120/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.