ContentsPreface and AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Nuclear Energy Basics2. The Accident3. The Cleanup of TMI Unit 24. Media Coverage and Public Understanding5. The Effect on the Local Community6. The Impact of Three Mile Island7. Energy for the FutureConclusionAppendixesBibliographyIndex
Bonnie A. Osif is the Engineering Reference and Instruction Librarian and the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute Librarian at The Pennsylvania State University. Anthony J. Baratta is Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Head of the Nuclear Safety Center at The Pennsylvania State University. Thomas W. Conkling is Head of the Engineering Library at The Pennsylvania State University.
"The accident at Three Mile Island Unit 2 in 1979 is historically important for understanding the development of nuclear power in the United States. This book is a concise, well-written, documented account of the accident and its cleanup, but it also provides welcome insight into the media coverage and public understanding of nuclear energy matters. With valuable primers on nuclear energy basics and energy options for the future, TMI 25 Years Later is well worth reading by professionals as well as laypersons." - Forrest J. Remick, Commissioner (Retired), Nuclear Regulatory Commission