Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective

Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective
Title:
Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
052-020-01032-3
ISBN:
9780160945939
Description

This book is the fourth in a series of volumes on the history of nuclear regulation sponsored by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

The Three Mile Island incident, according to the author,  remains the single most important event in the fifty-year history of nuclear power regulation in the United States. The book does not represent in any way an official position of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It is a product of the author's own professional training, experience, and judgment, and he bear full responsibility for its contents. The NRC placed no restrictions the writing of the book, and he had complete independence in deciding on its structure, approach, and conclusions. The findings reported and  conclusions reached should be viewed as his own and not as a policy statement of the NRC.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations / vii

Preface / ix

1. The Nuclear Power Debate / 1 2.

The Regulation of Nuclear Power / 29 3.

Defense in Depth / 51 4.

Wednesday, March 28:

“This Is the Biggie” / 71 5.

Thursday, March 29: “The Danger Is Over for People Off Site” / 102 6.

Friday, March 30: “Going to Hell in a Handbasket” / 119 7.

Saturday, March 31: “You’re Causing a Panic!” / 151 8.

Sunday, April 1: “Look What We Have Done to These Fine People” / 173 9.

The Immediate Aftermath of the Accident / 190 10.

The Long-Term Effects of Three Mile Island / 209 Notes / 245

Essay on Sources / 287

Index / 291

Audience

Scientists,historians, and governmental officials concerned about the history and future ramifications of nuclear energy facilities and the safety issues inherent in establishing nuclear energy production.

Product Details

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USA Price:
$65.00
International Price:
$91.00
Publisher:
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Author:
  • Walker, J. Samuel
Key Phrases:
  • Nuclear Energy History
Weight:
1.125
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Item available Date:
03/10/2017
Last Status Update:
10/05/2018
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