"The universe is made of stories, not of atoms."
—Muriel Rukeyser

NPR Discusses The Dead Boys with AEI Client Royce Buckingham

RICHLAND, Wash. - Radioactive waste doesn't seem like obvious inspiration for a children's story. But in fact, comic books are full of tales that involve radiation. Think Spider-Man.

Now a Northwest author (Royce Buckingham) has written a new children's thriller (The Dead Boys) about a radioactive-waste-slurping sycamore tree. It's set near the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in southeast Washington.

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