TITLE

The Impact of the Accident at the Three Mile Island On the Behavior and Well-Being of Nuclear Workers

AUTHOR(S)
Kasl, Stanislav V.; Chisholm, Rupert F.; Eskenazi, Brenda
PUB. DATE
May 1981
SOURCE
American Journal of Public Health;May81, Vol. 71 Issue 5, p472
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Abstract: In order to assess the impact of the accident at the Three Mile Island (TMI) telephone interviews were conducted six months later with 324 nuclear workers assigned to TMI and 298 workers assigned to a comparison plant at Peach Bottom (PB). Examination of PB-TMI differences, stratified by supervisory status, revealed the following: Part 1: TMI workers reported greater exposure to radiation at the time of the accident and felt that their health had been thereby endangered. TMI workers experienced more uncertainly and conflict at the time of the accident. Coping responses such as seeing a doctor, taking drugs, and increasing alcohol consumption were quite infrequent. Leaving the area was more common, however, over 40 per ¢ of TMI workers wished to leave bill did not do so because of work obligations. TMI workers reported much lower job satisfaction and much greater uncertainty about their job future.
ACCESSION #
4949301

 

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