Betsy Smith


The Manhattan Project caused death and destruction in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and sparked a nuclear arms race around the world. The Project’s legacy is most closely associated with Los Alamos, New Mexico, the site of the primary research laboratory. But, the primary research site, smaller project sites, and disposal sites throughout the country have been plagued by environmental consequences. Its effects are still being felt today, even in the world of civil procedure. One landfill in St. Louis, in particular, holds significant amounts of nuclear waste from the program and has recently sparked major class-action litigation.



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