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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

This Day in History Three Mile Island

Anyone remember this one? I do.
From HistoryChannel.com :
March 28, 1979

At 4 a.m. on March 28, 1979, the worst accident in the history of the U.S. nuclear power industry begins when a pressure valve in the Unit-2 reactor at Three Mile Island fails to close. Cooling water, contaminated with radiation, drained from the open valve into adjoining buildings, and the core began to dangerously overheat.

In the more than two decades since the accident at Three Mile Island, not a single new nuclear power plant has been ordered in the United States.
And we're still trying to figure out what to do with the leftovers...


Jean said...

I was 28 at the time.......remember being scared shitless at the thought of what could have happened.

curmudgeon said...

I was only 18. And figgered "they" knew what they were doing or they wouldn't have built them in the first place.
I know better now.