The Baneberry Disaster cover the calamitous December 1970 Baneberry underground nuclear test that pumped nearly 7 million curies of radiation into the atmosphere, caused the suspension of nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site for six months, and whose radioactive cloud exposed 86 test-site workers to radiation, two of whom died of leukemia less than four years later.
The authors are attorney from Las Vegas who spent 25 years pursuing a lawsuit for the victims at baneberry. The story begins in 1971, just after the Baneberry test vented, and takes the reader through the years leading up to the 41-day trial in 1979, and the multiple appeals following the trial. It discusses the claims and lawsuits filed by other exposed to atomic testing, and the congressional investigations that led to the enactment of the Radiation Exposure Compensation act in 1990.
Larry C. Johns hold a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Arizona. He has admitted to the Nevada Bar Association in 1968. Alan R. Johns holds a Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Colorado. He was admitted to the Nevada Bar Association in 1963.