Thirty years after Three Mile Island

Friday, March 27, 2009

Thirty years ago on Sunday, the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant had a partial meltdown. The incident stirred fear and panic in the hearts and minds of Americans everywhere, and stopped the growth of nuclear programs cold. Joining us with a look back and a look at nuclear power's future is Jonathan McClelland is President of the New York City Chapter of the United States Association for Energy Economics and also joining us is Christian Parenti, contributing editor for The Nation.

Here's part one of a 1999 PBS documentary, "Meltdown At Three Mile Island", chronicling the terrifying near-catastrophe that occurred in Pennsylvania at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in March 1979.


Jonathan McClelland and Christian Parenti


David J Fazekas

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