- Mass Market Paperback
- Publisher: Ballantine Books; Illustrated. edition (September 12, 1976)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345252667
- ISBN-13: 978-0345252661
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 4 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,247,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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We Almost Lost Detroit Mass Market Paperback – September 12, 1976
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Here's the key point: if this was such an itty-bitty bang why was it NEVER mentioned until this book was published?
Rancho Seco, Celilo Village, the Hanford site, 3-mile Island, the USS Thresher -- all nuclear events that blew up in the press for days or weeks - yet NEVER CALLED FORTH A SINGLE MENTION OF FERMI #1.
Sounds like a cover-up to me - and the casual mention that 'a little bit of the core melted' is no small matter - if a little melts, a lot is not far behind and Bang! There goes Detroit!
Worth a read? Yeah. Worth paying attention to the neighborhood, too.
"The phone call came in sometime in the mid-afternoon of Wednesday, October 5, 1966. The exact time is not recorded, because it was never entered officially on the log of the sheriff of Monroe County, Michigan. Sheriff Charles Harrington, known as Bud, a lanky man with a lean, craggy face, received it. An unidentified voice on the other end of the line spoke sharply and briefly, saying it was Detroit Edison calling-the major utility company in southeastern Michigan. There was something wrong at the new Enrico Fermi Atomic Power Plant, which Detroit Edison operated at Lagoona Beach just a handful of miles away from the town of Monroe. The cause of the problem was uncertain, but the caller said that the situation should not be publicized, that no public alert should be given. More information would follow."
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A small bit of history i didn't know - until reading the book. A good read.Published 17 months ago by PHD711
Item was as described and arrived in great shape. I've read this book before and recommend it to anyone interested in nuclear power.Published on January 7, 2013 by rickdick80
If you have ever wondered about nuclear power for consumers this is a must read. It exposes how little our government really knows about the products and services it allows to be... Read morePublished on November 23, 2012 by no maintenance
I read this book years ago when it first came out since I lived in suburban Detroit.
I am now a nuclear physicist and know that this book is GARBAGE. Read more