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Three Mile Island

a nuclear crisis in historical perspective

by J. Samuel Walker

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Published by U Calif Pr in United States .
Written in English


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StatementJ. Samuel Walker.
The Physical Object
Pagination303 p.
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18212655M
ISBN 100520239407
LC Control Number2003010137

His new book, Secret Fallout: Low-Level Radiation from Hiroshima to Three Mile Island, is an important new contribution to that debate and should be required reading for all who are concerned with their own health, the health of their children, and of their children's children." Victor W. Sidel, M.D. Professor and Chairperson. Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station (TMI) is a closed nuclear power plant located on Three Mile Island in Londonderry Township, Pennsylvania, on the Susquehanna River just south of had two separate units, TMI-1 (owned by Exelon Generation) and TMI-2 (owned by FirstEnergy Corp). The plant is widely known for having been the site of the most significant Location: Londonderry Township, Dauphin .

There were also no signs of radiation damage to farm animals or food supplies in the area. On April 6, , the White House issued a statement saying that there was "absolutely no danger" from food produced in the area surrounding Three Mile Island. The accident at Three Mile Island led to a major overhaul of nuclear power plant operations. Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective. Inside this book, you will find a bit of history about nuclear power that began in when the Atomic Energy Act of ( th Congress, 2 nd Session) became a law. This scholarly text explores the political, business, construction, and environmental elements surrounding nuclear.

The Three Mile Island accident at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant in Pennsylvania was "the single most important event in the fifty-year history of nuclear power regulation in the United States". Many people have seen the event as a turning point for the nuclear power industry in the United States. The Three Mile Island power station is near . Mr. Walker talked about his book, Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective, published by University of Ap Lessons from Chernobyl Accident of


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In gripping prose, J. Samuel Walker captures the high human drama surrounding the accident, sets it in the context of the heated debate over nuclear power in the seventies, and analyzes the social, technical, and political. The Three Mile Island accident was a partial meltdown of reactor number 2 of Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station (TMI-2) in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg, and subsequent radiation leak that occurred on Ma It was the most significant accident in U.S.

commercial nuclear power plant history. On the seven-point International Nuclear Event Location: Londonderry Township, Dauphin.

Billing itself as "the first comprehensive scholarly account of the Three Mile Island", this book is dense but fascinating. The first chapter is extremely dry but once you get through that, things get interesting. Fun fact: the reactor of Unit One at Arkansas Nuclear One is of the same type as the unit which failed at Three Mile Island/5(12).

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This book is the first comprehensive account of the causes, context, and consequences of the Three Mile Island crisis. In gripping prose, J. Samuel Walker captures the high human drama surrounding the accident, sets it in the context of the heated debate over nuclear power in the seventies, and analyzes the social, technical, and political.

Three Mile Island, site of a nuclear power plant 10 mi (16 km) south of Harrisburg, Pa. On Mar. 28,failure of the cooling system of the No. 2 nuclear reactor led to overheating and partial melting of its uranium core and production of hydrogen gas, which raised fears of an explosion and dispersal of radioactivity.

Thousands living near the plant left the area before the day. Three Mile Island book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.4/5. Three Mile Island is the site of a nuclear power plant in south central Pennsylvania.

In Marcha series of mechanical and human errors at the plant caused the worst commercial nuclear. This book is the first comprehensive account of the causes, context, and consequences of the Three Mile Island crisis.

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from Three Mile Island. As a college student who held summer jobs with the state of Pennsylvania, I made frequent drives on Route past still-undeveloped Three Mile Island, through Middletown, and on to Harris-burg.

Although I had moved away from the area by the time of the Three Mile Island accident, members of my family, friends, and. Samuel Walker talks about his book, [Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective], and describes the events before and after.

Construction of the Unit 1 reactor began on Three Mile Island in Maywith the production of commercial electricity beginning in Approval for the construction of the Unit 2 reactor was granted in Novemberand it was only producing commercial electricity for less than 90 days when on Maa loud roar erupted from the nuclear power plant Brand: Arcadia Publishing SC.

Book Description. Three Mile Island explains the far-reaching consequences of the partial meltdown of Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island power plant on Ma Though the disaster was ultimately contained, the fears it triggered had an immediate and lasting impact on public attitudes towards nuclear energy in the United States.

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Samuel Walker and published in Walker is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 's historian and his book is the first detailed historical analysis since the accident. "Three Mile Island" received mainly favorable reviews. The lesson of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission at Three Mile Island was that they were incompetent and unhelpful.

Part of this was a difficult relationship with GPU, part was that crazy printer-based user interface to the reactor computer, but a lot of it came down to the NRC having a huge investment in looking infallible.

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