Where America Flirted With Its Own Chernobyl

Bloomberg Quint | Aug 15, 2019 at 1:30 PM
  • It started with a pump failure early on the morning of March 28, 1979.
  • Steam generators were unable to draw heat out of a reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pennsylvania.
  • Compared with the release of radiation at Chernobyl, which the United Nations estimated in 2005 may eventually kill 4,000 people, the accident at Three Mile Island was minor.