Three Mile Island: 36 years

Today = the 36th anniversary of this particular nuclear accident. Busy with other matters, so can't say much.

I would draw your attention to an item on the Fairewinds site, by Arnie Gundersen.

& would point out that Mr. Gundersen was working for the nuclear industry when the TMI accident happened on March 28, 1979.

He has a quite radically different take on things now ...


The item is called Writing the Nuclear Meltdown Playbook.

There are other materials on the Fairewinds site about TMI from past years.

The Durham Nuclear Awareness Web site has a list of other things to consult; check it out here.



p.s. tons of nuke-related postings & resources on this blog. Check out the No More Nukes! section that you see along the top (if you "hover" over the heading, you'll be able to see all the different sections contained in it). Resources here; tons of awesome quotes here

'Quote of the day': “Personally, I think that we can’t say with any certainty what the future will look like. We’re pretty damned poor at predicting the future.” -- (now former) U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chair Allison M. Macfarlane

*** btw this is quite an admission from someone in the nuke biz! Usually they're full of hearty reassurances that nothing bad will ever happen. I find this statement from the now former head of the NRC (you can't stay on if you start telling the truth; witness the firing of former Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission head Linda Keen) rather refreshing.


More Relevant Quotes:

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair

“It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong.” – Thomas Sowell

“It’s not really fair to ask for an objective opinion from anyone who has a vested interest in what they’re selling.” – Alan Cassels, pharmaceutical policy researcher, in an article in August 2014 Common Ground magazine

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell