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James A Mahaffey
|Description:||xxi, 442 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered 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|
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
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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