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Radiation nation : Three Mile Island and the political transformation of the 1970s

Author: Natasha Zaretsky
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On March 28, 1979, the worst nuclear reactor accident in U.S. history occurred at the Three Mile Island power plant in Central Pennsylvania. Radiation Nation tells the story of what happened then and in the following months and years, as residents tried to make sense of the emergency. The near-meltdown occurred at a pivotal moment when the New Deal coalition was unraveling, trust in government was eroding,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natasha Zaretsky
ISBN: 9780231179812 0231179812 9780231179805 0231179804
OCLC Number: 1007501139
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2019
Description: xix, 285 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The culture of dissociation and the rise of the unborn --
The accident and the political transformation of the 1970s --
Creating a community of fate at Three Mile Island --
The second Cold War and the extinction threat --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Three Mile Island and the political transformation of the 1970s
Responsibility: Natasha Zaretsky.

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On March 28, 1979, the worst nuclear reactor accident in U.S. history occurred at the Three Mile Island power plant. In this innovative study, Natasha Zaretsky uses the near-meltdown to shed new  Read more...

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