You may browse
the Atlas by following the curated "paths" of information and interpretation provided by the editors. These paths roughly track the movement of radioactive materials from the earth, into weapons or energy sources, and then into unmanageable waste—along with the environmental, social, technical, and ethical ramifications of these processes. In addition to the stages of the production process, you may view in sequence the positivist, technocratic version
of this story, or the often hidden or repressed shadow side
to the industrial processing of nuclear materials.
Using the buttons on the left, you may also browse the Atlas's artworks
and scholarly essays
, access geolocated material on a map, and learn more about contributors to the project.
If you would like to contribute materials to the Atlas, please reach out to the editors: Sarah Kanouse (s.kanouse at northeastern.edu) and Shiloh Krupar (srk34 at georgetown.edu).
Cover Image by Shanna Merola, "An Invisible Yet Highly Energetic Form of Light," from Nuclear Winter
Atlas design by Byse
Funded by grants from Georgetown University and Northeastern University. Initial release September 2021.