Three Mile Island: The Meltdown Crisis and Nuclear Power in American Popular Culture

1st Edition

Grace Halden

Routledge
Published June 20, 2017
Reference - 230 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138917644 - CAT# Y201950
Series: Critical Moments in American History

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Summary

Three Mile Island explains the far-reaching consequences of the partial meltdown of Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island power plant on March 28, 1979. Though the disaster was ultimately contained, the fears it triggered had an immediate and lasting impact on public attitudes towards nuclear energy in the United States. In this volume, Grace Halden contextualizes the events at Three Mile Island and the ensuing media coverage, offering a gripping portrait of a nation coming to terms with technological advances that inspired both awe and terror. Including a selection of key primary documents, this book offers a fascinating resource for students of the history of science, technology, the environment, and Cold War culture.

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