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Three Mile Island Accident (1979)

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  • CA Came Close to Nuclear Disaster

    CA Came Close to Nuclear Disaster
    The Rancho Seco Nuclear Power Plant presents an imposing image in the distance east of Highway 99.  It was a working power plant from 1976 to 1989.  But just two years after it  opened, Rancho Seco came very close to becoming the scene of a horrific...
  • Japan Nuclear Accident Spooks Three Mile Island Residents

    Japan Nuclear Accident Spooks Three Mile Island Residents
    Judy Stare remembers the day 32 years ago when she and her family fled from the melting core of the nuclear reactor at Three Mile Island. On a day when the dangers of a meltdown at a nuclear power plant in Japan dominated the front pages in the U.S., the...
  • Scientists try to defuse nuclear fallout fears

    Scientists try to defuse nuclear fallout fears
    Fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors already is being detected thousands of miles away. But scientists who track pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean say the amount of radioactivity should pose no danger to the United States. Like other...
  • Japan Nuclear Rescue Advances, But Radiation Seeps

    Japan Nuclear Rescue Advances, But Radiation Seeps
    * Some progress in trying to stabilise reactors * Radiation traces found in food and water * Quake and tsunami give Japan vast rebuilding task * More than 7,500 dead, 11,700 missing Engineers enjoyed some success in their mission to stop disaster at...
  • Japan Sees Some Progress In Race To Cool Nuclear Reactors

    Japan Sees Some Progress In Race To Cool Nuclear Reactors
    Japan restored power to a crippled nuclear reactor on Sunday in its race to avert disaster at a plant wrecked by an earthquake and tsunami that are estimated to have killed more than 15,000 people in one area alone. Three hundred engineers have been...
  • Engineers Toil To Pump Out Japan Plant; Radiation

    Engineers Toil To Pump Out Japan Plant; Radiation
    Japanese engineers struggled on Sunday to pump radioactive water from a crippled nuclear power station after radiation levels soared in seawater near the plant more than two weeks after it was battered by a huge earthquake and a tsunami. Tests on...
  • Engineers try to lower danger level at crippled Japanese nuclear plant

    Engineers try to lower danger level at crippled Japanese nuclear plant
    Engineers began injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Wednesday evening as radiation levels in seawater near the plant dropped and a new report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission...
  • Japan raises nuclear crisis rating to highest level

    Japanese nuclear regulatory officials Tuesday raised the severity rating at the earthquake- and tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest level by international standards, equaling the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown in the former Soviet Union....
  • Plan devised to stabilize crippled Japanese nuclear plant

    Plan devised to stabilize crippled Japanese nuclear plant
    The operator of the stricken Japanese nuclear power plant said Sunday that it hoped to stabilize the facility's reactors by the beginning of next year in a state known as a cold shutdown. The plan for the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is Tokyo Electric...
  • Sydney W. Porter Jr., radiation expert, dies

    Sydney W. Porter Jr., radiation expert, dies
    Sydney Wynne "Syd" Porter Jr., a noted physicist and radiation expert who was called to Three Mile Island, Pa., in 1979 after an accident destroyed a reactor in what proved to be the nation's worst nuclear incident, died April 23 of lymphoma at a...
  • Harry McPherson Jr. dies at 82; LBJ's top speechwriter

    Harry C. McPherson Jr., who served as special counsel and chief speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson from 1966 to '69 and was a valued advisor to the president on civil rights, the Vietnam War and other policy issues, has died. He was 82. McPherson,...