Three Mile Island's lessons for Japan

Environment | WEEK 3 Aug 21, 2011

Three Mile Island's lessons for Japan

by Winifred Bird

In the early hours of March 28, 1979, human errors and mechanical failures combined to cause a cooling system to stop working at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. One of the station's two nuclear cores overheated, thrusting the plant ...