The Nuclear Catastrophe, 3rd Edition

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THIS IS A FICTION NOVEL OF SUSPENSE & SURVIVAL Set in beautiful sunny Southern California, this is the story about the people living and working near a nuclear power plant that experiences a large earthquake. The book follows the paths of Ben Harrington, head of the nuclear power plant and Sara, his pregnant wife. Frank and Paula Waring with two children live in San Mirado, an adjacent town. Althea Carr is their school teacher, and Cecil Yeager is employed as an accountant at a nearby chemical plant. Each chooses different solutions to deal with the problems that arise after the catastrophe. This book brings home the reality of what would or could happen. No one can be so arrogant as to believe it will NEVER happen, especially after the events of March 11, 2011, in Fukushima, Japan. History has shown us time after time that...what can go wrong...will go wrong. This is the 4th edition of the originally published hardcover novel. Technology has moved with lightning speed since the story was written many years ago predicting this type accident would occur. Now we actually know for sure what was denied for thirty years - that this accident can happen. Sadly Fukushima, Japan, was a replica of this novel's story line. And since years have passed since the Fukushima disaster, we now know much more realistically what the aftermath is like. Unfortunately, the United States and many other countries also have nuclear reactors that are over forty years old that are the same design as those that experienced meltdowns in Fukushima. It is a foregone conclusion that as these reactors age, or new ones are operated by incompetent third world countries, or attacked by terrorists, more nuclear catastrophes are in the future. Radiation is a boring subject – you can't see it, you can't hear it, you can't feel it – until it's too late. But what if you were warned that more than the normal amount was released into your area? What would you do? Where would you go? This fiction novel is about what should NEVER happen. But what if it did...near where you live...or work? Read what these fictional characters experienced and the choices that they made – and be better prepared to make your own choices.

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This is how the nuclear fiction novels started. As a science teacher at the time living in Southern California by the San Onofre Nuclear plant, the severe earthquakes experienced in the area gave a premonition of what might occur. It took years before the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan proved this could happen. Now these novels are a reminder that no other industry can affect millions of people in one catastrophe as nuclear can. It's time for safety or for shutdown.

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Barbara Griffin Billig graduated from Washington University in St. Louis at age nineteen with a degree in biology and chemistry. She taught for several years in St. Louis before moving to Southern California. There she owned a variety of businesses including pet shops, restaurants, and a real estate brokerage firm. Deciding to take a sabbatical from the business world for several years she wrote, in conjunction with another teacher, Bett Pohnka, “The Nuclear Catastrophe”, published in 1977. This fiction novel portrayed what ultimately came to pass with 3 Mile Island, Chernobyl, and the Japan Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown. A new updated edition of this has been created and is currently for sale for download on a kindle reader at Amazon.com or as a printed paperback. Bett Pohnka (1935-1991) did her graduate work thesis on a comparative study of the Genetic and Somatic effects of Radiation upon the cells of man. She taught and wrote. Barbara Griffin Billig is also the author of “A Successful Business of Your Own”. She and her husband, Edward Billig currently own Clearview Investments, Inc. which has several different businesses under that corporation name including construction and real estate. They live in Southern California. In March of 2014 "#Betrayal", the sequel "The Nuclear Catastrophe" was released. Greed, lies, and murder are intertwined in the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown. December 2014 "Nuclear Road Trip - Onward to Destruction" (written with Michelle McKeeth) was published. The spent nuclear fuel is stored at every nuclear plant. What to do with it has never been solved and the dangers from it are largely ignored. This is a tale of nuclear terrorism. ISIS wants America and has plans to far surpass 9/11 in NYC.

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