Penn State Harrisburg marks the 40th anniversary of the March 28, 1979 Three Mile Island accident with several public events.

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    10:29 AM EDT

    Legacy of Three Mile Island and Fukushima

    A medical doctor and three university professors detailed the health risks, political developments, and social changes that stem from the 1979 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania and the 2011 nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan. Penn State Harrisburg hosted this panel discussion as part of a conference on the 40th anniversary of the March 28, 1979, Three Mile Island partial meltdown.

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    1:29 PM EDT

    Three Mile Island Accident Reconsidered

    Nuclear power engineer Arnie Gundersen chronicled how the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant meltdown unfolded on March 28, 1979. Mr. Gundersen argued that the Harrisburg area should have been evacuated, more radiation was released than officials acknowledge, and that the nuclear industry and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission downplayed the seriousness of the event.

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    2:05 PM EDT

    Perspectives on Three Mile Island and Fukushima

    Two community activists from the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area, an independent journalist from Fukushima and a Japanese visual artist who lives in New York City, reflected on how two nuclear power accidents affected the surrounding communities and economies. On March 28, 1979, a partial meltdown at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg was the worst nuclear power accident in U.S. history. In March of 2011, the nuclear power station at Fukushima, Japan, was struck by a tsunami, causing three of four reactor units to meltdown,…

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    3:00 PM EDT

    TMI 40, Legacy of the Accident at Three Mile Island

    Penn State Harrisburg marks the 40th anniversary of the March 28, 1979 Three Mile Island accident with several public events.