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Piper Gunderson AP English Nature Essay Terry Tempest Williams, the author of the “The Clan of One-Breasted Women”, criticizes the United States’ government for being deceitful about the causes and effects nuclear testing has on humans. Williams is a Mormon belonging to a clan of one-breasted women. Her mother, grandmother, and six aunts suffered from mastectomies. Seven are dead and only two survived due to the completion of chemotherapy and radiation. For years as long as she could remember, Williams had a dream about seeing a bright light in the night at the desert. When talking to her dad one day, she was told that she really saw the light and it wasn’t a dream. The light was in fact the result of an atomic testing in Nevada on September 7, 1957. It was at this point that Williams had realized why so many of her
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Unformatted text preview: family members and people living in Utah, were diagnosed with cancer. Many women filed law suites and protested, trying to stop nuclear testing ; but every attempt was unsuccessful and failed. When confronted about the situation, the United States’ government assured the American public that nuclear testing was not the cause of cancer in this region of the country. In conclusion, it is evident that fooling with nature or even working with something that affects it can greatly harm the life that surrounds it. In this case, it would be the Mormon family surrounding the atomic testing. This case of Atomic testing is not heathy and the government fails to realize that it is most likely the cause of the extream amounts of cancer cases surrounding the testing site....
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