Newsweek: America’s Nuclear Secrets

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When President Bill Clinton’s first Energy Secretary Hazel O’Leary took over from a series of Cold Warriors, one of our country’s most secretive agencies cracked open just a little.  O’Leary decided to release hidden documents that disclosed how the U.S. had knowingly experimented on humans with radiation.  Her chief of staff, who was a kayaking buddy of mine, called to say that Madame Secretary would sit down with me to explain why.  On one of the tightest deadlines of my career, we put together this cover story.