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Three Mile Island : The Meltdown Crisis and Nuclear Power in American Culture - (Hardcover)

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Three Mile Island explains the far-reaching consequences of the partial meltdown of Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island power plant on March 28, 1979. Though the disaster was ultimately contained, the fears it triggered had an immediate and lasting impact on public attitudes towards nuclear energy in the United States. In this volume, Grace Halden contextualizes the events at Three Mile Island and the ensuing media coverage, offering a gripping portrait of a nation coming to terms with technological advances that inspired both awe and terror. Including a selection of key primary documents, this book offers a fascinating resource for students of the history of science, technology, the environment, and Cold War culture.

Number of Pages: 229
Genre: History, Science
Series Title: Critical Moments in American History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Grace Halden
Language: English
Street Date: May 25, 2017
TCIN: 52771658
UPC: 9781138917637
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-6556
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