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Law changed so nuclear waste dumps can start coming to your neighborhood & town
04-06-2015, 10:18 AM (This post was last modified: 04-06-2015 10:19 AM by Thinker.)
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Three Mile Island to Fukushima Writing the Nuclear Meltdown Playbook 3/27/2015
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People today who are familiar with social media think that TMI means “Too Much Information”. But to me, and anyone listening to the news in 1979, TMI will always represent the disaster at Three Mile Island, when the public received too little information, not too much.

At the time of the nuclear disaster at TMI, there were plans to build more than 200 nuclear plants in the US, with some projections topping 1,000. Today, less than 100 nuclear plants are operating in the US. During the 1970’s, the total amount invested in those early plants easily exceeded one trillion dollars. If the public became fearful of nuclear power, then the nuclear industry, investors, and banks that had loaned money would face huge losses, so the nuclear industry and nuclear regulators tried desperately to minimize the significance of what was happening at the crippled reactor.
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Three Mile Island to Fukushima Writing the Nuclear Meltdown Playbook 3/27/2015 - Thinker - 04-06-2015 10:18 AM

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