In 2001, scientists in a Melbourne laboratory discovered thousands of jars of ashed human bone which had been stored for up to forty years. All contained evidence of one of the most dangerous poisons on earth—Strontium 90, a by-product of nuclear testing that can cause bone cancer and leukemia. All had been collected during autopsies without consent.
Silent Storm reveals the story behind this astonishing case of officially sanctioned ’body-snatching’.
Set against a backdrop of the Cold War, the saga follows celebrated scientist, Hedley Marston, as he attempts to blow the whistle on radioactive contamination and challenge official claims that British atomic tests posed no threat to the Australian people. Marston’s findings were not only disputed, he was targeted as ‘a scientist of counter-espionage interest’.
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