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Three Mile Island Accident (1979)

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  • Harry McPherson Jr. dies at 82; LBJ's top speechwriter

    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,...
  • Cheap natural gas, caution curb nuclear energy

    Cheap natural gas, caution curb nuclear energy
    It's radioactive, its plants can be expensive to build and it scares the bejeebers out of many, but to some, nuclear energy is the future. That may well be true, but for now, the race to that future has slowed to a cautious crawl as regulators have...
  • PASSINGS: Dyer Brainerd Holmes, T.S. Cook, Joel Schaeffer

    Dyer Brainerd Holmes NASA manned space flight director Dyer Brainerd Holmes, 91, director of manned space flight for NASA when Americans were making their early forays into space in the early 1960s, died Friday at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., of...
  • Exclusive: With ‘Super 8,’ J.J. Abrams & Co. give ‘Spielberg Kids’ their comeback

     
    In the early 1980s, Steven Spielberg — as a director and producer — served up gangs of daring, resourceful, fun-loving moppets who came to define their generation. He became a Norman Rockwell of the big screen, presenting American suburbia...
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Our Rick's Very Big Night.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. OK. We admit it. We didn't see this one coming. When we left the office last night, we figured that all Rick Santorum had to do was not get totally blown out in Iowa in......
  • Nuclear power: Feds may OK first reactors since Three Mile Island

     
    Georgia nuclear power plant: Federal regulators are scheduled to vote on whether to approve construction plans for two Georgia nuclear reactors; the reactors would be the first nuclear plants built since the 1979 meltdown at Three Mile Island....
  • Damage at two Japan nuclear plants prompts evacuations

    Damage at two Japan nuclear plants prompts evacuations
    Japanese officials struggled Saturday to avert the possibility of a meltdown at two major nuclear power plants whose emergency cooling systems were damaged by Friday's earthquake and tsunami. Emergency officials ordered the evacuation Saturday of all...
  • Q&A: What's happening at Japanese nuclear plants?

    Two nuclear power plants operated by Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co. are experiencing cooling problems with their reactors after Friday's massive earthquake, triggering one evacuation so far with another likely coming soon. Two reactors at the company'...
  • Japan Q&A: What caused the blast at nuclear plant, and what are officials doing to avert a meltdown?

    An explosion overnight destroyed the building housing one of the nuclear reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s Fukushima No. 1 facility about 160 miles north of Tokyo, where authorities have been struggling to bring the reactor under control following...
  • A look at Japan's damaged nuclear plants

    A look at Japan's damaged nuclear plants
    The situation at one of Japan's crippled nuclear power plants seemed to go from bad to worse as an explosion Saturday destroyed a building that houses one reactor and on Sunday another reactor began experiencing problems with its cooling system. An...
  • Japanese engineers work to contain nuclear reactor damage

    Japanese engineers work to contain nuclear reactor damage
    Engineers are now pumping seawater laced with boron into two nuclear reactors at Japan's Fukushima No. 1 (Daiichi) power plant 150 miles north of Tokyo and are considering doing it at a third reactor in a last-ditch effort to stave off a meltdown that...