Meanings of a Meltdown, After the Facts

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Science  09 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5681, pp. 181
DOI: 10.1126/science.1098566

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Three Mile Island A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective. by J. Samuel Walker. University of California Press, Berkeley, 2004. 315 pp. $24.94, £16.95. ISBN 0-520-23940-7.

The author describes the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island, places it in the context of the debates over nuclear power at that time, and then explores the social, technical, and political issues it raised.