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Idaho Falls - The Untold Story of America's First Nuclear Accident (Paperback, Teacher) Loot Price: R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 You Save: R55 (18%)

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Idaho Falls - The Untold Story of America's First Nuclear Accident (Paperback, Teacher): William McKeown
Idaho Falls - The Untold Story of America's First Nuclear Accident (Paperback, Teacher): William McKeown

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Idaho Falls - The Untold Story of America's First Nuclear Accident (Paperback, Teacher)

William McKeown

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When asked to name the world's first major nuclear accident, most people cite the Three Mile Island incident or the Chernobyl disaster. Revealed in this book is one of American history's best-kept secrets: the world's first nuclear reactor accident to claim fatalities happened on United States soil. Chronicled here for the first time is the strange tale of SL-1, a military test reactor located in Idaho's Lost River Desert that exploded on the night of January 3, 1961, killing the three-man maintenance crew on duty. Through details uncovered in official documents, firsthand accounts from rescue workers and nuclear industry insiders, and exclusive interviews with the victims' families and friends, this book probes intriguing questions about the devastating blast that have remained unanswered for more than 40 years. From reports of a faulty reactor design and mismanagement of the reactor's facilities to rumors of incompetent personnel and a failed love affair that prompted deliberate sabotage of the plant, these plausible explanations for the explosion raise questions about whether the truth was deliberately suppressed to protect the nuclear energy industry.

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Imprint: Ecw Press,Canada
Country of origin: Canada
Release date: August 1995
First published: April 2003
Authors: William McKeown
Dimensions: 212 x 143 x 19mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 100
Edition: Teacher
ISBN-13: 978-1-55022-562-4
Barcode: 9781550225624
Categories: Promotions
Books > Professional & Technical > Energy technology & engineering > Nuclear power & engineering
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Social impact of disasters
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Social impact of disasters > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects
Books > History > History of specific subjects
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
LSN: 1-55022-562-6

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