Nuclear Power Plant Safety and Security

Ms. Howard talked about the safety and security of nuclear power plants. She discussed nuclear power generation in the United… read more

Ms. Howard talked about the safety and security of nuclear power plants. She discussed nuclear power generation in the United States and the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant. Approximately 20 percent of U.S. power is provided by nuclear plants. Ms. Howard spoke in very general terms about the increases in security following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. She responded to audience telephone calls, faxes, and electronic mail.

March 28, 2004 was the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. Though the accident was ultimately contained, the scare prompted a major overhaul of nuclear power plant design, regulation, and operating procedures. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Mar 29, 2004

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  • Mar 29, 2004 | 9:02am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 29, 2004 | 2:53pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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