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30 Years After Three Mile Island

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Three decades after a partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear facility, we’ll look at the incident and its broader impact on U.S. nuclear policy with J. Samuel Walker. He’s the historian for the Nuclear Regulator Commission and author of the book Three Mile Island.

Guests:

J. Samuel Walker

Comments [6]

Milton from Manhattan

When I was listening to your guest, he seemed to make sense. Then I read this:

http://www.southernstudies.org/2009/04/post-4.html

and realized all the facts he left out of his case: dire health consequences; deaths; ignored information; miscalculations; and much more

There was quite a lot of omitted evidence and spin in what your guest presented.

No reflection on you, Leonard: thank you for pointing out his relationship to the NRC.

Apr. 04 2009 12:31 AM
Jeff from East Village

Mr. Walkler sounds like a classic govt apologist. So many journalists covered this; where are they?

Apr. 02 2009 01:42 PM
Dylan Lorenz from NYC

Please bring up the recent article upon the 30 anniversary by Harvey Wasserman that there were indeed deaths and major impact on individuals from the incident at 3-mile island:
http://www.freepress.org/columns/display/7/2009/1733

Apr. 02 2009 01:39 PM
jc

How did Hollywood filmakers conclude such an accident was higly probable and not the NRC?

Apr. 02 2009 01:32 PM
jc

How did his book come to be published?

Is it an attempt to create positive PR by writing history while we as a society are deciding on our alternative energy future, and so deciding on trillions of dollars of future investment?

Apr. 02 2009 01:27 PM
jc

GE is one of the largest credit card companies in the US, as well as being a leading a player in the nuclear energy plant industry.

Should we assume on the safe side that the corrupted regulatory system of the financial sector has a twin in nulcear regulatory system?

And should we be equally suspicious of any employees in the nuclear regulatory agencies?

Apr. 02 2009 01:17 PM

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