Book Discussion on Three Mile Island
Mr. Walker talked about his book, Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective, published by University of California… read more
Mr. Walker talked about his book, Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective, published by University of California Press. This accident on March 28, 1979, remains the worst accident in the history of commercial nuclear power in the United States. During his talk, he described his motivations for writing the book, as well as the difficulties of capturing the complexities of the disaster in an interesting and understandable way. He described the events before, during, and after the Three Mile Island accident. Mr. Walker offered insights into the decision-making process of officials and the impact of the media on public perceptions of the event. He also discussed the effect of Three Mile Island on the future of nuclear power and nuclear power plant regulation. Mr. Walker was interviewed by Mr. Stine and also responded to questions from members of the audience.
This “Meet the Author” event was part of a commemoration at the National Museum of American History of the 25th anniversary of the disaster. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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