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Three Mile Island : a nuclear crisis in historical perspective

Author: J Samuel Walker
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2004.
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On March 28, 1979 the worst accident in the history of commercial nuclear power in the United States occurred at Three Mile Island. This is the comprehensive account of the causes, context, and  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Samuel Walker
ISBN: 0520239407 9780520239401
OCLC Number: 928419218
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 303 p.) : ill
Contents: List of Illustrations Preface 1. The Nuclear Power Debate 2. The Regulation of Nuclear Power 3. Defense in Depth 4. Wednesday, March 28, 1979: "This Is the Biggie" 5. Thursday, March 29: "The Danger Is Over for People Off Site" 6. Friday, March 30: "Going to Hell in a Handbasket" 7. Saturday, March 31: "You're Causing a Panic!" 8. Sunday, April 1: "Look What We Have Done to These Fine People" 9. The Immediate Aftermath of the Accident 10. The Long-Term Effects of Three Mile Island Notes Essay on Sources Index
Responsibility: J. Samuel Walker.


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