Three Mile Island: The driver of US nuclear power’s decline?

  title={Three Mile Island: The driver of US nuclear power’s decline?},
  author={Nathan E Hultman and Jonathan G. Koomey},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={63 - 70}
  • N. Hultman, J. Koomey
  • Published 1 March 2013
  • Environmental Science
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
It is tempting to attribute variations in support for nuclear power to prominent accidents such as Three Mile Island in the United States or Fukushima in Japan. To illuminate how such attribution can be problematic, the authors discuss the historical context of the Three Mile Island accident in the United States. They point out that the US nuclear industry faced major challenges even before the 1979 accident: Forty percent of all US reactor cancellations between 1960 and 2010, they write… 

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