TITLE

A Nuclear Nightmare Confusion and fear spew from a damaged reactor in Pennsylvania

PUB. DATE
April 1979
SOURCE
Time;4/9/1979, Vol. 113 Issue 15, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the breakdown of nuclear power production at Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It states that the turbine, which supplies 880 megawatts of electricity, shut down automatically when the steam that turns it was cut off. It says that the radioactive steam and gas leak from the plant has prompted Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh to advise evacuation to all pregnant women and preschool children living within five miles from the area. It mentions that the company issued a statement that there was no levels of radiation outside the plant. It adds that the engineers considered various plans to solve the problem which includes hydrogen burning, raise the pressure of the reactor, and lessen the water level at the floor of the reactor.
ACCESSION #
53524401

 

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