The Dirty History of Nuclear Power

The date is January 4, 1968. The scene is the Sequoyah Fuels Plant at Gore, Oklahoma near the confluence of the Illinois and Arkansas Rivers, 75 miles southeqast of Tulsa. At approximately 11:30 A.M. an over-filled cyclinder of uranium flouride gas being heated in a steam chest suddenly ruptures, sending a cloud of toxic smoke boiling into the air. James Neil Harrison, age 26, standing 20 feet above the cylvinder, is enveloped by the hissing cloud.