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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

This Day in History Three Mile Island

Anyone remember this one? I do.
From HistoryChannel.com :
NUCLEAR ACCIDENT AT THREE MILE ISLAND
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.
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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...

2 comments:

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.