Southern California, Usa
My first book, “The Nuclear Catastrophe (a fiction novel of suspense)” started out years ago when I was a high school science teacher. It was published originally as a hardcover novel. When the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe occurred, out of curiosity I googled the name of my book. It was still being sold as a used book. So, I decided to update the book and bring it back as an Ebook. It is also available in paperback under an updated title "THE DISQUIET SURVIVORS of The Nuclear Catastrophe".
Set in beautiful sunny Southern California, Ben Harrington and his pregnant wife, Sara, live in San Mirado. Ben is head of Whitewater Nuclear Power Plant. On a fateful day, what could NEVER happen.....does happen. Ben and Sara, the plant workers, the people living in San Mirado and those in adjacent cities all have to make decisions as to what to do, where to go. Their choices have have both good and bad consequences - and some last forever. This fictional story brings home the reality of what would or could 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.
The Fukushima nuclear catastrophe validated that terrible things actually can happen. Others saying the same thing: “Fukushima is not a Japanese nuclear accident – it is a nuclear accident that happened to occur in Japan. The problems that caused the Fukushima accident exist wherever these type reactors operate.”
Now we are finishing year three after the accident. Many of the several hundred thousand evacuated people are still living in cubicles in warehouses, with no possessions. Financial aid is being cut off. And no cleanup has been achieved. Radioactive water massively leaks from the destroyed plants into the ocean. The heavily forested areas of Japan have radioactive dust throughout the tree foliage. There is nowhere to dispose of radioactive soil, so it is bagged & abandoned. The government seems unconcerned.
For this reason I have written a fictional sequel to “The Nuclear Catastrophe” called “#Betrayal”. Is the aftermath of the accident worse than the accident itself? It is set in Japan and Southern California. Due to space limitation I invite you to visit: http://www.barbarabillig.com/ for a further description and to read a chapter.
My new novel "Nuclear Road Trip-Onward to Destruction" was released in December, 2014.