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IN MEMORIAM OF MARCH 11, 2011, THE DAY OF THE FUKUSHIMA NUCLEAR DISASTER - 50% of the sale proceeds of this EBook will be donated to a charity supporting the survivors during the year 2013.


This fiction story was originally based on the San Onofre power plant though in the novel it is called San Mirado. The people of the surrounding area are caught in a worst case scenario. Let's hope this novel always remains fiction.

But acceptance of nuclear power means that a worst case scenario is possible and liveable. I am encouraging people to read what a worst case scenario would be like, terrifying as it would be.

This book was written, strangely enough, originally in 1977 - as I knew the problems that were going to come to pass. It was inevitable...with mistakes by people....and the mother nature's unforgiveness. It was an earthquake that froze the nuclear reactor rods in Fukushima.....just as I wrote in 1977. But I totally went through the original novel and tried to update the happenings for today in terms of cells phones, credit cards, electronic banking, etc. The original first edition can still be found in libraries today.

The Nuclear Catastrophe (a fiction novel of suspense) is available through for Kindle readers. Kindle software is free for smartphones and PC devices.

Visit the book page for "The Nuclear Catastrophe" In 2013 fifty percent of the net earnings of the EBook will be donated to a charity supporting the victims of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. After 2 years, most of these people have not been compensated and that area is deserted and still radioactive.



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 Nuclear Catastrophe (a fiction novel of suspense) was first published  before 3 mile Island and Chernoby happened. It is eerie how this fictional tale predicts what was going to happen at Fukushima. 
When Fukushima became news, out of curiosity I googled the name of my book. It was out of print but it was being sold as a used book on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. So I decided to update it and bring it out again as an EBook and a paperback. It's been a very fun project.
To reach a larger audience I priced the EBook at 99 cents. It is currently being carried exclusively by and is available through their lending program also.
It has been said that the acceptance of nuclear power plants can only happen if one is willing to accept the very worst case scenario of what might happen.  Read this fictional story and decide if you are comfortable with what might happen to any of us.  Nuclear plants are being built all over the world.

Here's a link to the Amazon kindle EBook site

This book is available in paperback through and Barnes& The book is published under the original name and also under: "THE DISQUIET SURVIVORS of The Nuclear Catastrophe"

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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 of survival and suspense portrayed what ultimately came to pass with 3 Mile Island, Chernobyl, and the Japan Fukushima nuclear reactor meltdown. The 1st edition is still available in libraries today. A new updated 3rd edition of "The Nuclear Catastrophe" is now available. In paperback the book is also published under the title "The Disquiet Survivors of the Nuclear Castastrophe.

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