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Three Mile Island Accident (1979)

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  • 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,...
  • 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 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...
  • Japan's crisis may have already derailed 'nuclear renaissance'

    Japan's crisis may have already derailed 'nuclear renaissance'
    The nuclear crisis in Japan, even if authorities are able to bring damaged reactors under control, has cast doubts on the future of nuclear power as a clean-energy solution in the United States and around the globe. Before the recent events in Japan, the...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...