About this book
Trade paperback. A blend of memoir and investigative journalism, this sees Iversen remember her childhood in Rocky Flats, where a secret nuclear weapons facility was built in the 1950s. Later, it was branded the most contaminated site in America, with the air, ground and water alive with radiation.
In the early 1950s, men from the government decide to build a secret nuclear weapons facility at Rocky Flats. Decades later, it will be branded 'the most contaminated site in America'. A few miles down the road, Kristen Iversen is enjoying a carefree, outdoor childhood. And then, one after another, people start to fall ill.