Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster


"Equipment failure and human error produced an accident in 1979 at the Three Mile Island plant, Pennsylvania, which destroyed 35 percent of the reactor core and caused release of radioactive material to the environment. Although damage to humans and the ecosystem was small, a potential danger was recognized by the public."

Hughes, J. Donald. "An Environmental History of the World: Humankind's Changing Role in the Community of Life." London: Routledge, 2009. 211. Print.

Image: "Three Mile Island" New York, 1979, courtesy of The Environmental Protection Agency.