The Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster

The Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster

by Marcia Amidon Lusted

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This title examines an important historic event - the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster near Middletown, Pennsylvania. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of nuclear power in the United States, how a nuclear plant works, details of the emergency at Metropolitan Edison Company's nuclear power plant, handling of the disaster by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, President Jimmy Carter's visit to Three Mile Island, the investigation into the disaster, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614784517
Publisher: ABDO Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2012
Series: Essential Events Set 8 Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 693,372
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 March 28, 1979 6

Chapter 2 Nuclear Power in the United States 16

Chapter 3 How a Nuclear Plant Works 26

Chapter 4 Emergency 36

Chapter 5 March 29, 1979 46

Chapter 6 March 30, 1979 56

Chapter 7 The Hydrogen Bubble 66

Chapter 8 The Crisis Resolved 76

Chapter 9 The Legacy of Three Mile Island 86

Timeline 96

Essential Facts 100

Glossary 102

Additional Resources 104

Source Notes 106

Index 110

About the Author 112

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