The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has a major story about the mishandling and abuse of the public welfare during the Cold War and after, by the United States Department of the Navy. See:
- A primer: Military nuclear wastes in the United States
- Treasure Island cleanup exposes Navy’s mishandling of its nuclear past
- Treasure Island: A nuclear timeline
It reminds me of the mishandling of lands related to Love Canal.
It also suggests that we, as a society and country, should demand lifetime costs be assessed to projects and actions, whether military or not, including producer responsibility costs for cleanup and restoration of human welfare, whether industrial or government.