Atomic Accidents

Atomic Accidents

A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters : From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

Book - 2014 | First Pegasus Books edition
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Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2014
Edition: First Pegasus Books edition
ISBN: 9781605984926
1605984922
Branch Call Number: 363.1799 MAHAFFEY
Characteristics: xxi, 442 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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Feb 12, 2019

This book is technical in some respects and not a light read. But it does provide a comprehensive history of all known nuclear accidents - and exposure to radiation going back to the 19th century, decades before Marie Curie. One interesting highlight is the accident at Chalk River - one of the people who led the cleanup was none other than a young Jimmy Carter, more than two decades before he became US President.

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