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338 - Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster

338 - Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster

Update: 2023-03-064


Early in the morning of March 28th, 1979, equipment failures and a stuck open relief valve prevented the removal of heat from Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island Unit 2 nuclear reactor’s core - an essential function that prevents reactor damage. And within hours, it seemed like things were on the brink of a catastrophic nuclear crisis. In the end, a true crisis would be averted... kind of. While the reactor's partial meltdown did NOT kill anyone... the media coverage of it DID nearly kill America's nuclear energy industry. Was that reaction justified? Now they we understand what really happened, should we now pick up where we left off with nuclear plant production in the 1970s? 

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338 - Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster

338 - Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster

Dan Cummins, Sophie Evans