by Division of Epidemiology Research, Pennsylvania Dept. of Health in Harrisburg, Pa .
Written in English
|Statement||by George K. Tokuhata.|
|LC Classifications||RA569 .T6295 1989|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||17 leaves ;|
|Number of Pages||17|
|LC Control Number||92620844|
the mile area also conducted surveys, constructed disease maps, and documented damage to plants and animals (Osborn ; Three Mile Island Alert ) However, when health studies were undertaken through official channels, citizens who believed that had been affect but accident emissions and their supporters were not included in the. "Three Mile Island: The People's Testament," a book based on interviews with residents, says that many people reported diseases that were consistent with exposure to nuclear radiation contamination. Another book, “The People of Three Mile Island. It has been 39 years since a meltdown at Three Mile Island became the most significant nuclear accident in U.S. history. On Ma , one of the reactors at that power plant partially melted Author: Elana Glowatz. Several of the studies of the radiation doses received by the population around Three Mile Island and by plant workers concluded that the accident had a negligible effect on the physical health of these people; however, it had a demoralizing effect on them. The investigations varied in depth and comprehensiveness, but were generally consistent.
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 issues it raised. 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 5/5(1). Three Mile Island. 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. Walker is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 's historian and his book is the first detailed historical analysis since the accident. The accident at Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Station in Pennsylvania was "the single most important event in the fifty-year history of nuclear power regulation in the United States", according to : J. Samuel Walker.
Three Mile Island Accident The Three Mile Island Unit 2 reactor, near Middletown, Pa., partially melted down on Ma This was the most serious accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant operating history, although its small radioactive releases had no detectable health effects on plant workers or the public. Its. The received wisdom about the United States nuclear industry is that it began a long and inexorable decline immediately after the near meltdown, in , at Three Mile Island in central Pennsylvania, an accident that—in one of those rare alignments of Hollywood fantasy and real-world events—was preceded by the release of the film The China Syndrome two weeks by: A cogent, well-written, and extensively researched look at the role of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in the Three Mile Island disaster, with an emphasis on how the accident revealed the need for better regulations and stopgaps in nuclear plant management and safety policy/5. The only other reports offering new data on disease rates near Three Mile Island were the work of a team from the University of Pittsburgh, published in and 4 This group, also aided by the Three Mile Island Public Health Fund, looked at death rates after the accident, abandoning the “before v. after” approach used by Hatch and Cited by: