Trapped Under the Sea: One Engineering Marvel, Five Men, and by Neil Swidey

By Neil Swidey

The harrowing tale of 5 males who have been despatched right into a darkish, airless, miles-long tunnel, countless numbers of toes less than the sea, to do an almost most unlikely job--with lethal results

A quarter-century in the past, Boston had the dirtiest harbor in the US. the town were dumping sewage into it for generations, coating the seafloor with a layer of "black mayonnaise." Fisheries collapsed, natural world fled, and locals spoke of floating tampon applicators as "beach whistles."

In the Nineteen Nineties, paintings all started on a cutting-edge therapy plant and a 10-mile-long tunnel--its endpoint stretching further from civilization than the earth's inner most ocean trench--to hold waste out of the harbor. With this remarkable feat of engineering, Boston was once poised to teach the rustic the way to rebound from environmental spoil. but if undesirable judgements and clashing companies endangered the undertaking, a group of industrial divers was once despatched on a deadly project to rescue the stymied cleanup attempt. 5 divers went in; now not them all got here out alive.

Drawing on countless numbers of interviews and millions of files accumulated over 5 years of reporting, award-winning author Neil Swidey takes us deep into the lives of the divers, engineers, politicians, legal professionals, and investigators fascinated by the tragedy and its aftermath, making a taut, action-packed narrative. The climax comes simply after the hard-partying DJ Gillis and his pal Billy Juse exchange assignments as they head into the tunnel, sentencing one in all them to dying.

An intimate portrait of the wreckage left within the wake of lives misplaced, the book--which Dennis Lehane calls "extraordinary" and compares with The excellent Storm--is additionally a morality story. what's the actual fee of those large-scale development initiatives, as designers and developers, emboldened through new know-how and stressed to handle a transforming into population's rapacious wishes, push the bounds of the potential? it is a tale approximately human risk--how it really is calculated, discounted, and transferred--and the institutional mess ups that could bring about catastrophe.

Suspenseful but humane, Trapped less than the Sea reminds us that in the back of each bridge, tower, and tunnel--behind the infrastructure that makes sleek existence possible--lies unsung bravery and notable sacrifice.

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