TITLE

Three Mile Island: HEALTH STUDY MELTDOWN

AUTHOR(S)
Mangano, Joseph
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p31
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article investigates the health effects of a partial core meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania on March 28, 1979. Efforts made by the U.S. Public Health Service to assess the meltdown's impact were bolstered by the conclusion of the Kemeny Commission that the only health threat posed by the plant to the local population was mental distress. It was found that 31 infants living within 10 miles of the plant died in the six months after the incident, more than double the 14 deaths during the same six-month period in the previous year.
ACCESSION #
14155525

 

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