“But, Dad, the radio keeps saying they aren’t going to have a meltdown. Not yet.”
“Ephraim, things are out of control at Isla Conejo, or they wouldn’t be doing all those emergency things they’re doing. Firemen, police, doctors, talk about the National Guard, people coming out from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. More
The TV newscaster's voice sounded frighted. There had been an accident at the nuclear power plant thirty miles upwind from 12-year old Ephraim and his family. If things weren't stopped---if there was a meltdown---the entire valley would be covered with deadly radiation. The family had to escape! But there was no evacuation plan. The highways were jammed and people were panicking and becoming violent.
How Ephraim and his family face their fears, help each other and face the reality of nuclear meltdown in America makes exciting, spellbinding reading.
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