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Three Mile Island Accident (1979)

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  • Japan's Nuclear Disaster Escalates

    Japan's Nuclear Disaster Escalates
    FUKUSHIMA, Japan -- Japan's prime minister said on Tuesday that radioactive levels had become high around an earthquake-stricken nuclear power plant after an explosion there, and there was a risk of radiation leaking into the atmosphere. Naoto Kan...
  • Japan Nuclear Incident Raises Questions in Central PA

    Japan Nuclear Incident Raises Questions in Central PA
    Images of Japan's nuclear crisis are flooding TV screens in America, and for many in Central Pennsylvania those images are bringing up memories of what happened nearly 32 years ago at Three Mile Island. Since then, industry experts say safety is better,...
  • 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...
  • Three Mile Island: Demonstrators Mark 32nd Anniversary of TMI Accident

    Three Mile Island: Demonstrators Mark 32nd Anniversary of TMI Accident
    More than two dozen demonstrators held a candlelight vigil in front of Three Mile Island's main gate early Monday morning, marking 32 years since a partial meltdown in one of the power plant's two reactors. The anti-nuclear demonstrators started the...
  • 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...
  • Tom Roberts, violin collector and anonymous Smithsonian donor

    TOM ROBERTS, 75, Smithsonian's 'Mr. Anonymous' The name "Tom Roberts" appears on no plaque in the Smithsonian Institution's musical instruments collection. At no concert, even when Mr. Roberts was in attendance, did Smithsonian chamber musicians...
  • U.S. approves first nuclear reactors in 30 years

    U.S. approves first nuclear reactors in 30 years
    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commissionapproved licenses to build two new nuclear reactors Thursday, the first authorized in over 30 years. The reactors are being built in Georgia by a consortium of utilities led by Southern Co. (SO, Fortune 500) They...
  • 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...