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|The picture shows a view of this 1970s Who Killed Karen Silkwood? Pin Back Button. It has a pink background and white lettering. It is marked on the front as follows:|
WHO KILLED KAREN SILKWOOD?
SUPPORTERS OF SILKWOOD
UNCOVER THE COVER-UP.
The edge of the pinback reads as follows:
NOV. 13th KAREN SILKWOOD DAY
SOS 2111 FLORIDA AVE. NW as WASHINGTON, D.C. 20008
DONNELLY / COLT BUTTONS NEW VERNON, N.J. 07076
The pinback button measures 1-1/2'' wide. It is in excellent condition as pictured. Below here is some additional background information that was found online:
''Karen Silkwood died on November 13, 1974 in a fatal one-car crash. Since then, her story has achieved worldwide fame as the subject of many books, magazine and newspaper articles, and even a major motion picture. Silkwood was a chemical technician at the Kerr-McGee's plutonium fuels production plant in Crescent, Oklahoma, and a member of the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers' Union. She was also an activist who was critical of plant safety. During the week prior to her death, Silkwood was reportedly gathering evidence for the Union to support her claim that Kerr-McGee was negligent in maintaining plant safety, and at the same time, was involved in a number of unexplained exposures to plutonium. The circumstances of her death have been the subject of great speculation.''
''After her death, organs from Silkwood's body were analyzed as part of the Los Alamos Tissue Analysis Program at the request of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and the Oklahoma City Medical Examiner. Silkwood's case was important to the program because it was one of very few cases involving recent exposure to plutonium. It also served to confirm the contemporary techniques for the measurement of plutonium body burdens and lung burdens.''
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