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Daemon
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Three Mile Island Accident (1979)

Both mechanical failure and human error contributed to the 1979 failure of a nuclear reactor cooling system at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Pennsylvania, which led to overheating, partial melting of the reactor's uranium core, and the release of radioactive gases. Though it caused no immediate deaths or injuries, the incident increased public fears about the safety of nuclear power. What nuclear accident-themed film was released just two weeks before the incident? More...
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The China Syndrome was the movie released two weeks before the incident. I remember it well.
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that was a real scare
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Three Month Island – Did you know?

* Prior to the Three Mile Island meltdown there had already been significant opposition to nuclear power in the US. Planned reactors at Bodega Bay near San Francisco and in Malibu, Los Angeles were scrapped due to public pressure in the 1960s.

* Minor nuclear accidents had occurred at reactors in Idaho Falls in 1961 and in Michigan in 1966. In 1976 a plant at Humboldt Bay, California was closed 13 years after it opened when geologists discovered it was built on a fault.

*The release of radiation from TMI-2 was worse than it might have been as engineers were baffled by pressure, temperature and coolant levels rising when all systems seemed to be functioning normally; the open valve failed to register on their instrument panels.

* The engineers, with no experience of emergencies, made key errors such as opening another valve which eventually caused radioactive water to flood into the reactor; worse, an operator shut off the automatic core-cooling system.

*The panic and confusion caused by accident exposed the unpreparedness for an emergency of the plant’s owners and local authorities, as well as the lack of an appropriate evacuation plan for the area.

*The accident nevertheless proved the success of the reactor's reinforced concrete containment structure, which successfully prevented the escape of any radioactive material. Constant testing in the area has shown radioactivity levels to be harmless, with no significant statistical rise in cancer or infant mortality rates.

*The USA remains the world's largest producer of nuclear power, with its 99 reactors in 30 states accounting for more than 30% of worldwide nuclear generation of electricity.

http://home.bt.com/news/world-news/march-28-1979-pennsylvania-panics-as-reactor-fails-at-three-mile-island-nuclear-plant-11363971491360
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WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN?
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And the stupid Republicans want more of these facilities, sick, really sick.
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Three Mile Island Accident (1979)

Both mechanical failure and human error contributed to the 1979 failure of a nuclear reactor cooling system at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Pennsylvania, which led to overheating, partial melting of the reactor's uranium core, and the release of radioactive gases. Though it caused no immediate deaths or injuries, the incident increased public fears about the safety of nuclear power. What nuclear accident-themed film was released just two weeks before the incident? More...

Beware when the military/government/religion unanimously say "Everything is under control!" - !

How much hushed-up nuclear/hydro/bio pollution has been perpetrated by the military (that hold media in their hands and bully progressive journalists and people of conscious) all over the world!

Nobody has been allowed to film "The America Syndrome" or "The Military Syndrome".... Any brave film makers out there with guts and substance? Any unafraid thinkers ready to stand up to the puppeteers in the cave created for us to fear their weapons...!
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