References include written sources, websites, exhibitions, events, government reports. The latest update was in 2019.


Alaimo, Stacy (2010) Bodily Natures: Science, Environment, and the Material Self. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.


Bachelard, Gaston (1983) Water and Dreams: An Essay on the Imagination of Matter. Trans. Edith R. Farrell. Dallas: Pegasus Foundation.

Barad, Karen (2007) Meeting the Universe Halfway. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Baylis, John and Stoddart, Kristan (2014) The British Nuclear Experience. The Roles of Beliefs, Culture and Identity. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bennett, Jane (2010) Vibrant Matter. Durham and London. Duke University Press.

Bourke, Joanna (2014) Wounding the World: How Military Violence and War-Play Invade our Lives. London: Virago, Little Brown Book Group.

Brougher, Kerry (2103) ‘Art and nuclear culture’ in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 69:6.


Carpenter, Ele (ed) (2016) The Nuclear Culture Sourcebook. London: Black Dog Publishing.

Carson, Rachel (1964) The Sea (The Sea Around Us, Under the Sea-Wind, The Edge of the Sea). London: Macgibbon & Kee.

Cram, Shannon (2011) ‘Escaping S-102: Waste, Illness, and the Politics of Not Knowing’. The International Journal of Science and Society, 2:1, pp 243-252.


Davies, Peter Maxwell (1980) The Yellow Cake Revue. Comments in words and music on the threat of Uranium mining in Orkney. London: Boosey and Hawkes.

DeLoughrey, Elizabeth (2010) ‘Heavy Waters: Waste and Atlantic Modernity’. PMLA, 125:3, pp703-12.

Douglas, Mary (1966) Purity and Danger. London: Routledge.


Fairlie, Ian (2009) ‘Depleted Uranium: Properties, Military Use and Health Risks’, Medicine, Conflict and Survival, 25:1, pp41-64.


Gough, Richard and Trubridge, Sam (eds) (2016) Performance Research edition 21:2, On Sea/At Sea. London: Routledge.

Green, Robert (2010) Security Without Nuclear Deterrence. Christchurch NZ: Astron Media and the Disarmament & Security Centre.

Gut, Anne and Vitale, Bruno (2003) Depleted Uranium. Deadly, Dangerous and Indiscriminate. Nottingham: SPOKESMAN for the Campaign Against Depleted Uranium.


Hagood, Amanda (2013) ‘Wonders with the Sea: Rachel Carson’s Ecological Aesthetic and the Mid-Century Reader’. Environmental Humanities, 2, pp 57-77.

Hamblin, Jacob Darwin (2009) Poison in the Well: Radioactive Waste in the Oceans at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press.

Hecht, Gabrielle (2012) Being Nuclear. Africans and the Global Uranium Trade. London: The MIT Press.

Hogg, Jonathan and Laucht, Christoph (eds) (2012) Special Issue: British Nuclear Culture, 45:4, published online 2 Nov 2012,

Hogg, Jonathan (2016) British Nuclear Culture. Official and Unofficial Narratives in the Long Twentieth Century. London: Bloomsbury.

Hyatt, N.C (2014) ‘Microanlytical X-ray Imaging of Depleted Uranium Speciation in Environmentally Aged Munitions Residues’ in Environmental Science and Technology, 48:3, pp 1467–1474.


Jolivette, Catherine (ed) (2014) British Art in the Nuclear Age. London: Ashgate.


Laurence, Janice H. (ed) and Matthews, Michael D. (ed) (2012) The Oxford Handbook of Military Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Loose, Gerry (2014) Fault Line. Glasgow, Vagabond Voices.


Masco, Joseph (2006) The Nuclear Borderlands. The Manhattan Project in Post-Cold War New Mexico. Oxford: Princeton University Press.

Massumi, Brian (2002) Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Mehta, Vijay (2012) The Economics of Killing. How the West Fuels War and Poverty in the Developing World. London: Pluto Press.

Messmer, Michael W. (1998) ‘Nuclear Culture, Nuclear Criticism’ in Minnesota Review, 30/31: Spring/Fall, pp. 161-180.


Nancy, Jean-Luc (2015) After Fukushima. The Equivalence of Catastrophes. New York: Fordham University Press.


O’Brian, John (ed) (2015) Camera Atomica. Toronto and London: Black Dog Publishing.


Palmer, A. Laurie (2014) In The Aura Of A Hole. Exploring Sites Of Material Extraction. London: Black Dog Publishing.


Scarry, Elaine (2014) Thermonuclear Monarchy. Choosing Between Democracy and Doom. London: W.W. Norton & Company.

Stirling, Andrew and Johnstone, Phil (2016) ‘Trident, nuclear submarines and the UK’s nuclear power imperative’ in The Ecologist online:

Stirling, Andrew and Johnstone, Phil (2015) ‘Making Sense of the UK’s muddled energy policy – is it all about nuclear weapons?’ in The Ecologist online:


The National Archives:

Tickell, Oliver (2014) ‘Bombs Ahoy! Why the UK is desperate for nuclear power’ in The Ecologist. online:

Toqué, C, Milodowski, AE, Baker, AC (2014) ‘The corrosion of depleted uranium in terrestrial and marine environments’ in Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 128:97-105.


van Wyck, Peter C. (2005) Signs of Danger. Waste, Trauma, and Nuclear Threat. Theory Out of Bounds, vol 26. London: University of Minnesota Press.


Williams, Robert and Wilson, Bryan McGovern (2013) Cumbrian Alchemy. Cumbria Publishing.

Woodward, Rachel (2004) Military Geographies. Oxford: Blackwell, RGS.

World Health Organisation, Department of the Protection of the Human Environment (2001) Depleted uranium. Sources, exposures and health effects. WHO/SDE/PHE/01.1

Wynne, Brian; Waterton, Claire; Grove-White, Robin (2007) (1993) Public Perceptions and the Nuclear Industry in West Cumbria (2007, amendments to original, 1993).  Centre for the Study of Environmental Change, Lancaster University.

websites _ arts, journalism, nuclear organisations (anti / watching / academic), government & conservation organisations

The listing of an organisation here in no way indicates agreement between the views of the organisation and those expressed by the characters in the recording, or in the Journal, or by the producer. 

Arts Catalyst

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Campaign Against Depleted Uranium (see ICBUW)

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Environmentalists Against War

International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW)

International Journal of Nuclear Law

International Nuclear Safety Journal

Nuclear Legacies, Negotiating radioactivity in France, Russia and Sweden

Radiation Free Lakeland

Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Scotland

Rob Edwards, journalist

Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

The Nuclear Institute

Toxic Remnants of War

What Do They Know (Freedom of Information Requests regarding ‘Depleted Uranium’)

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Marine Scotland

Natural England

RSPB Mersehead

Scottish Natural Heritage

Solway Firth Partnership

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust / Caerlaverock


Perpetual Uncertainty, Ele Carpenter, curator

Perpetual Uncertainty: Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene: Z33 (2017)

Bildmuseet (2016 – 2017)

Power in the Land (2016)

Material Nuclear Culture (2016) at KARST, Plymouth.

Camera Atomica (Canada) (2015)

Cumbrian Alchemy, exhibition by Robert Williams and Bryan McGovern Wilson. Rheghed Centre, Penrith (2014). Cumbrian Alchemy: Certum Quia Impossibile Est. (Beacon Arts Centre, Whitehaven (2015). included in Perpetual Uncertainty exhibitions.


Nuclear Art and Archives: Dundee Contemporary Arts (2017)

Through Post-Atomic Eyes, OCAD University and University of Toronto (2015).

BxNU Symposium: A Perfect and Absolute Blank (2015) at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead.

UK government reports, corporate & academic sectors

a selection of documents and organisations, most are mentioned in the Journal. Search government departments or ‘What Do They Know‘ / Depleted Uranium for documents released following Freedom of Information requests.

Early Day Motion on DU use in military action, House of Commons (2016).

MOD Policy Paper: UK Depleted Uranium (DU) Munitions Policy and Development_8 July 2013

Depleted Uranium Environmental Surveys of Kirkcudbright Training Area, 2005-2011

Depleted Uranium Environmental Surveys of Kirkcudbright Training Area, 2000-2004

British Geological Survey (2008?) DU, its mobility in the environment and impacts on health. Summary:

Minutes of the Depleted Uranium Oversight Board, 2001 – 2006.

Final Report of the Depleted Uranium Oversight Board Submitted to the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, February 2007.

Comparison of Kirkcudbright and Eskmeals Environmental Monitoring Data with Generalised Derived Limits for Uranium. DRPS report 167/2002 June 2002. Mentioned in DUFERC meetings, but document in not publicly available online.  See ‘What Do They Know’. 

Royal Society, Policy Publications, The Health Hazards of DU, Part 1 (2001) and Part 2 (2002)

QinetiQ (department of MOD privatised during and involved in the Kirkudbright and Eskmeals firings)

Henry Royce Institute, Manchester University

The following are included because their online presentation and corporate videos are of interest. 

Nuclear Industry Association


Nuclear AMRC