Report of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island

PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ACCIDENT AT THREE MILE IS ( - )

At 4:00 a.m. on March 28, 1979, a serious accident occurred at the Three Mile Island 2 nuclear power plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania. The accident was initiated by mechanical malfunctions in the plant and made much worse by a combination of human errors in responding to it. During the next 4 days, the extent and gravity of the accident was unclear to the managers of the plant, to federal and state officials, and to the general public. What is quite clear is that its impact, nationally and internationally, has raised serious concerns about the safety of nuclear power. This Commission was established in response to those concerns. (Summary from the preface)

Genre(s): Science, Modern (20th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface Lazlo
00:09:30
Play 02 Overview, part 1 Susan Ferman
00:25:37
Play 03 Overview, part 2 Susan Ferman
00:29:51
Play 04 Commission Findings, part 1 Ciufi Galeazzi
00:25:32
Play 05 Commission Findings, part 2 Ciufi Galeazzi
00:28:13
Play 06 Commission Findings, part 3 Ciufi Galeazzi
00:27:19
Play 07 Commission Recommendations, part 1 Availle
00:28:21
Play 08 Commission Recommendations, part 2 Availle
00:19:29
Play 09 Supplemental Views, part 1 Linda Johnson
00:16:59
Play 10 Supplemental Views, part 2 Linda Johnson
00:39:08
Play 11 Account of the Accident, part 1 (Prologue) Maria Kasper
00:17:50
Play 12 Account of the Accident, part 2 (March 28) Maria Kasper
00:25:21
Play 13 Account of the Accident, part 3 (March 28) Maria Kasper
00:27:26
Play 14 Account of the Accident, part 4 (March 29-30) Maria Kasper
00:32:20
Play 15 Account of the Accident, part 5 (Mar 31-Apr 2, Epilogue) Maria Kasper
00:30:27