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The plutonium culture: From Hiroshima to Harrisburg

by Jim Garrison

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Covers a range of topics from the development of the atom bomb, Trinity, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the efforts to develop "atoms for peace".
Some nuclear "accidents" are recorded including those now consigned to history including the 1952 B52 crash when it was found that five of the six safety interlocks on the second bomb had been triggered by the crash.
Clear diagrams of the varying types of nuclear reactors.
Detailed summary of the Harrisburg (Three Mile Island) incident in early 1979 and a diagram of the reactor and what went wrong.
Explanation of the nuclear fuel cycle.
A short chapter on Karen Silkwood.
In summary, a detailed examination of nuclear power with notes for further reading.
  supersnake | Nov 8, 2017 |
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