TITLE

"NO longer can the NRC say …"

AUTHOR(S)
Lanouette, William J.
PUB. DATE
June 1979
SOURCE
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists;Jun1979, Vol. 35 Issue 6, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the Three Mile Island nuclear accident. The radioactive leakage in the Three Mile Island were caused by several factors, namely release of radioactivity, human errors, design errors, mechanical failures, regulatory confusion. No doubt, the accident caused a setback to the viability of nuclear power as an alternative power resource. Ironically, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission contributed to the accident's occurrence. It issued a directive 12 days before the accident that unit I at the site could be operational notwithstanding knowledge of the plant's defective design.
ACCESSION #
21596328

 

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