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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nadine Carlson rated it really liked it Dec 01, Terrifying in its incompetence vs the scope and risk of its task; the story of NEST will likely keep you up at night.

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Richelson armagedson the history of the Nuclear Emergency Support Team, from the events leading to its creation in to today. Inthe Secretary of Homeland Security was concerned that Al-Qaeda might explode a dirty bomb, and ordered the team to look for radiation sources through U.

In Las Vegas, defuslng found radiation coming from a unit in a storage facility. Refresh and try again. However this book is written as a dry academic historical account, so I consider it a real tour de force that is book may succeed in putting you to sleep after all. Want to Read saving…. Created in and comprising skilled scientists and engineers, the Nuclear Emergency Support Team NEST deals with threats of nuclear terrorism, tracks down lost or stolen nuclear material and provides technical assistance in disposing of it.

Jan 10, Graham rated it liked it Shelves: Eric Tatusko rated it it was amazing Mar 01, The ransom was to be delivered to a vacant house; a year-old boy was observed mowing the lawn of the house; he was arrested and confessed. In fact, according to Richelson, most threats are hoaxes or extortion schemes, and no genuine nuclear terrorist plot has come near to succeeding.

Preview — Defusing Armageddon by Jeffrey T. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Nick rated it it was ok Nov 04, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Books by Jeffrey T. Samuel rated it really liked it Aug 22, A majority of Americans probably never even knew we had a team like this. Defusal FAn rated it liked it Nov 24, The Best Books of Despite the lack of cliffhangers, Richelson tells plenty of gripping stories of H-bombs dropping out of planes, reactors misbehaving and a nuclear-powered Russian satellite crashing defysing earth.

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Aug 11, David rated it it was ok. Defusing Armageddon David rated it really liked it Aug 27, There are hundreds of thousands of such radiation sources in the United States, and apparently not all are disposed of properly. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Nadine Carlson rated it really liked it Dec 01, Terrifying in its incompetence vs the scope and risk of its task; the story of NEST will likely keep you up at night. Lists with This Book. But much of this is a bare chronological retelling. Jeffery Hickman rated it really liked it Nov 13, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Defusing Armageddon

The ransom was to be delivered to a vacant house; a year-old boy was observed mowing the lawn of the house; he was arrested and confessed. The judge put him on probation under the supervision of two scientists, so his talents could develop in a positive direction, not in a negative one as they would in jail. In the coming years there were dozens of such threats, almost all of them hoaxes, though the authorities had no way of knowing that. A contractor at a General Electric uranium plant in Wilmington, North Carolina, was no hoaxer; in , he stole 67 kilos of uranium and tried to blackmail the management; he got 15 years of prison. In order to deal with such threats, the Nuclear Emergency Search Team was formed within the Department of Energy; later the "Search" was changed to "Support".

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