It's a beautiful sunny day in Southern California. Ben Harrington is arriving at work where he is project manager at a local nuclear power plant. He and his pregnant wife, Sara, live nearby. All is well until the unexpected happens. Suddenly the plant starts to roll and shake. What could NEVER happen.....does happen.
From there the plant workers, the people living in surrounding areas, and those in adjacent cities all have to make decisions – stay with their homes, their families, their security. Or flee – if they can. All choices have have both good and bad consequences. All choices affect the character's lives both immediately and for a long time thereafter.
This fictional story brings home the reality of what would or could happen. No one can be so arrogant as to believe it might NEVER happen. History has shown us time after time that......what can go wrong....will go wrong. What would YOU do? Your answers may be different after reading this novel.
As of January, 2011, there are 442 nuclear power plants operating or under construction in the world. The United States has 104 of these plants, France has 58, and Japan has 54
About the Author
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.