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  • Washington Journal Samuel Walker Discusses the 40th Anniversary of the Three Mile Island Accident
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    Samuel Walker on the Three Mile Island 40th Anniversary

    Samuel Walker, a former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission historian and author of Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective, talked about the 1979 partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island…

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    Three Mile Island

    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…

  • April 1968 Washington DC Riots
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    April 1968 Washington, D.C. Riots

    Author and Historian Samuel Walker discussed his book, Most of 14th Street is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968. During the talk, Mr. Walker analyzed the damage done during the riots,…

  • Trumans Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
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    Truman's Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

    Panelists debated whether the use of the atomic bomb was morally sound, necessary to end the war, or the first shot of the Cold War. With thousands of combatants and civilians dying each month,…

  • Trumans Atomic Energy Legacy
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    Truman's Atomic Energy Legacy

    Panelists talked about the implications of post World War II atomic energy usage and the efforts made by the Truman administration to make nuclear energy available for civilian usage. This…

  • Three Mile Island Anniversary
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    Three Mile Island Anniversary

    Panelists talked about the incident at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. On March 28, 1979, a combination of equipment malfunctions, operator errors, and design flaws led to the…