Three Mile Island
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This paper discusses the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident, the most serious nuclear power plant accident in North America. The paper explains that, although there were no direct casualties, the Three Mile Island accident brought about great public opposition to nuclear power and the tragedy at Chernobyl that took place several years later increased this opposition. The paper further points out that, although the Three Mile Island accident took place over 25 years ago, the full impact is still unknown and contradictory data on the impacts on human health exists.
From the Paper:"Three Mile Island Nuclear power has several advantages over fossil fuel. It does not contribute to the greenhouse effect and produces less atmospheric pollution. Unlike fossil fuels we are unlikely to run out of uranium for a while thus using nuclear energy means less reliance on foreign oil. Nuclear power plants do however generate nuclear waste, disposal of which is of great concern as high-level radioactive waste is highly toxic and "by 1995 about 28 000 tons of spent fuel were stored in the United States" (Henderson, 2000). According to some studies, nuclear power is also the cheapest source of energy. It is worth noting that..."
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