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Atomic accidents : a history of nuclear meltdowns and disasters : from the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima

Author: James A Mahaffey
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Pegasus books editionView all editions and formats
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A researcher and nuclear energy advocate describes a number of nuclear mishaps, analyzing what happened and why and explains how each of these accidents have furthered the study of the atom, and nuclear energy.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James A Mahaffey
ISBN: 9781605984926 1605984922
OCLC Number: 829988959
Description: xxi, 442 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: A triumph of Soviet technology --
Bill Crush and the hazards of steam under pressure --
We discover fire --
World War II, and danger beyond comprehension --
A bit of trouble in the great white north --
Birthing pains in Idaho --
Making everything else seem insignificant in the UK --
In nuclear research, even the goof-ups are fascinating --
The atomic man and lessons in fuel processing --
The military almost never lost a nuclear weapon --
The China syndrome plays in Harrisburg and Pripyat --
Tragedy at Fukushima Daiichi --
Caught in the Rickover trap.
Other Titles: History of nuclear meltdowns and disasters
Responsibility: James Mahaffey.
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A researcher and nuclear energy advocate describes a number of nuclear mishaps, analyzing what happened and why and explains how each of these accidents have furthered the study of the atom, and nuclear energy.

From the dozens of American bombs that went missing during the Cold War, to the misuse and misunderstanding of Rickover's nuclear submarine model, to full-scale meltdowns at Windscale, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, Mahaffey brings new insight into these catastrophes and reveals where scientists and engineers went wrong.

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Thoughts on Atomic Accidents

by jbmaxwell (WorldCat user published 2014-08-23) Good Permalink

I just finished this work by Dr. Mahaffey.  To read the number of incidents and accidents involving reactors made me raise my eyebrows in surprise and I was startled at the actual mishaps with thermonuclear weapons.  I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised since all forms of technology,...
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