Tmi 25 Years Later


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Three Mile Island burst into the nation's headlines twenty-five years ago, forever changing our view of nuclear power. The dramatic accident held the world's attention for an unsettling week in March 1979 as engineers struggled to understand what had happened and brought the damaged reactor to a safe condition. Much has been written since then about TMI, but it is not easy to find up-to-date information that is both reliable and accessible to the nonscientific reader. TMI 25 Years Later offers a much-needed &"one-stop&" resource for a new generation of citizens, students, and policy makers. The legacy of Three Mile Island has been far reaching. The worst nuclear accident in U.S. history marked a turning point in our policies, our perceptions, and our national identity. Those involved in the nuclear industry today study the scenario carefully and review the decontamination and recovery process. Risk management and the ability to convey risks to the general population rationally and understandably are an integral part of implementing new technologies. Political, environmental, and energy decisions have been made with TMI as a factor, and while studies reveal little environmental damage from the accident, long-term studies of health effects continue. TMI 25 Years Later presents a balanced and factual account of the accident, the cleanup effort, and the many facets of its legacy. The authors bring extensive research and writing The authors bring extensive research and writing experience to this book. After the accident and the cleanup, a significant collection of videotapes, photographs, and reports was donated to the University Libraries at Penn State University. Bonnie Osif and Thomas Conkling are engineering librarians at Penn State who maintain a database of these materials, which they have made available to the general public through an award-winning website. Anthony Baratta is a nuclear engineer who worked with the decontamination and recovery project at TMI and is an expert in nuclear accidents. The book features unique photographs of the cleanup and helpful appendixes that enable readers to investigate further various aspects of the story.

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Author by Bonnie A. Osif
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 027102383X

Three Mile Island


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Recreates the events that led to the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, investigating the way in which the catastrophe was handled and the experiences of technicians, politicians, reporters, and the vulnerable people living nearby

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Author by Mark Stephens
Genre eBook Juvenile Nonfiction
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ISBN Number UOM:39015003413963

Three Mile Island


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Three Mile Island explains the far-reaching consequences of the partial meltdown of Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island power plant on March 28, 1979. 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. In this volume, Grace Halden contextualizes the events at Three Mile Island and the ensuing media coverage, offering a gripping portrait of a nation coming to terms with technological advances that inspired both awe and terror. Including a selection of key primary documents, this book offers a fascinating resource for students of the history of science, technology, the environment, and Cold War culture.

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Author by Grace Halden
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781317419938

Three Mile Island


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Explains what happened at Three Mile Island and why, based on the testimony of technicians and federal observers and a description of how nuclear reactors function

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Author by Daniel Martin
Genre eBook Juvenile Nonfiction
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ISBN Number UOM:39015003413948

Counter Shock


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The oil price collapse of 1985-6 had momentous global consequences: non-fossil energy sources quickly became uncompetitive, the previous talk of an OPEC 'imperium' was turned upside-down, the Soviet Union lost a large portion of its external revenues, and many Third World producers saw their foreign debts peak. Compared to the much-debated 1973 `oil shock', the `countershock' has not received the same degree of attention, even though its legacy has shaped the present-day energy scenario. This volume is the first to put the oil `counter-shock' of the mid-1980s into historical perspective. Featuring some of the most knowledgeable experts in the field, Counter-Shock offers a balanced approach between the global picture and local study cases. In particular, it highlights the crucial interaction between the oil counter-shock and the political `counterrevolution' against state intervention in economic management, put forward by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher in the same period.

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Author by Duccio Basosi
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 9781838608255

Disasters And Tragic Events An Encyclopedia Of Catastrophes In American History 2 Volumes


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From the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 to the Sandy Hook school massacre of 2012, this two-volume encyclopedia surveys tragic events—natural and man-made, famous and forgotten—that helped shape American history. • Covers a wide range of topics, from the infamous to the obscure • Places each event in context, giving it deeper meaning and showing its impact • Includes primary source material from U.S. Supreme Court cases, presidential speeches, eyewitness accounts, state and federal legislation, and federal government investigations • Brings the events it covers to life through photos and illustrations

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Author by Mitchell Newton-Matza
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 9781610691666

Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkaishi


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Author by Nihon Genshiryoku Gakkai
Genre eBook Nuclear energy
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ISBN Number CHI:69372183

Choice


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ISBN Number UCSC:32106018508322

Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists


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Genre eBook Nuclear energy
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ISBN Number UCSD:31822036012433

Nuclear News


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Genre eBook Nuclear energy
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ISBN Number UCSD:31822032919656