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Three Mile Island Accident (1979)

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  • Nuclear plant now being upgraded after Fukushima disaster

    At the fortified entrance of FirstEnergy's Beaver Valley nuclear power plant — before submitting to the background check, the metal detectors, the puffer machines and the scan of all personal belongings — employees and visitors pass by an...
  • Gene Stilp, 'master of political theater,' takes a bow

    Gene Stilp, 'master of political theater,' takes a bow
    — The Marcellus Shale Coalition had spent months and thousands of dollars on a rally and parade against drilling taxes. It chartered buses. It rented Harrisburg's minor league baseball stadium. It handed out free "Pennsylvania Jobs, Pennsylvania...
  • CNN continues acquisition spree with 'Pandora's Promise'

    CNN continues acquisition spree with 'Pandora's Promise'
    CNN Films is stepping up its acquisition efforts. One week after landing the television rights to the Penny Lane documentary “Our Nixon,” the network has acquired domestic television broadcast rights to the Sundance film selection “...
  • Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay

    Mike Gray dies at 77; co-wrote 'China Syndrome' screenplay
    Mike Gray, an author, activist and documentarian who co-wrote the Oscar-nominated screenplay for "The China Syndrome," the provocative 1979 film about a cover-up at a nuclear power plant, died Tuesday of heart failure at his Hollywood Hills home, his...
  • Nuclear's safety lesson for fracking

    The production of natural gas from the Marcellus shale formations has many positive aspects for the Mid-Atlantic region. It has changed, and will continue to change, how electricity is generated through economic market forces. Also, natural gas is an...
  • Eugene Wilkinson dies at 94; Nautilus skipper pioneered nuclear sub era

    Eugene Wilkinson dies at 94; Nautilus skipper pioneered nuclear sub era
    As the boat moved down the channel into Long Island Sound, the captain ordered a message sent ashore that forever changed the strategy of naval warfare: "Underway on nuclear power." With those words on the morning of Jan. 17, 1955, Cmdr. Eugene...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...