LA Smith: Fukushima on the Hudson

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Author LA Smith: Fukushima on the Hudson

Thursday, December 7, 2017 (Lunch)

TIME: 11:30 am – Bar opens; 12:15 pm – Lunch served; 1-2 pm – Presentation and Q&A

EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon


What would happen if a Fukushima-scale nuclear meltdown happened only a few dozen miles from New York City?

To commemorate Pearl Harbor Day, WNDC welcomes author LA Smith, who explores this scenario in her debut novel, Fukushima on the Hudson.

The novel is a fictional, eco-political thriller based on a very real threat to the city of New York — and the United States as a whole. Right now, an aging nuclear power plant by the name of Indian Point is leaking radiotoxic chemicals into the Hudson River. Built on a fault zone, the plant is packed with tons of radioactive spent fuel rods and the destructive power of a thousand Hiroshima bombs.

Fukushima on the Hudson follows upstate New York dairy farmer Kristin Kellogg as she is swept into a Washington conspiracy that involves crooked politicians and cutthroat lobbyists. It explores the alchemy behind idealism’s transformation into cynicism and how, inevitably, the ends do justify the means.

The book will be available for purchase and signing.

PRICE: $25 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only.



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