By Marlene Lang
Mary Osborn Ouassiai still calls it home. Her house behind the WITF television station building in Swatara Township, Dauphin County, Pa., overlooks a valley that slopes down several miles toward the Susquehanna River.
She can see the cooling towers on Three Mile Island from her driveway; the same driveway she walked across on March 28, 1979 to put her 9-year-old daughter on the school bus. She looks out the same windows she looked out of that day, and the days following, holding her son, 2, and wondering if her family and neighbors were being told the truth about the danger to which they had been exposed.
Testimony of Peter A. Bradford
Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety
March 24, 2009
I’d like to begin with a review of the status of nuclear power and nuclear regulation the day before the
accident at Three Mile Island. As of that time, the NRC’s licensing process, maligned though it often was,
had issued more licenses than the next five nations combined, though half of the construction permit
recipients did not complete their power plants.
Re-published by Three Mile Island Alert - February 2009
Originally published March 2004
Because the Nuclear Regulatory Commission continues to publicize false
information about the TMI accident, we correct the record once again. The
NRC’s erroneous statements are listed in the red text which follows.
“The main feedwater pumps stopped running, caused by either a mechanical
or electrical failure, which prevented the steam generators from removing
Scott Portzline makes a case for sabotage in the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island.
Link to his article at:
By Eric Epstein
Three Mile Island Alert, Inc. (TMIA) has been actively involved with issues pertaining to nuclear decommissioning since the March 1979 accident at Three Mile Island (TMI) Unit-2. Specifically, We've asked: Who should pay the cost of nuclear decommissioning and radioactive waste management?
Just because a quarter-century has passed since the accident at Three Mile Island doesn't mean we should shut up about it.
SARA KELLY, Philadelphia Weekly, March 3, 2004
Three Mile Island Alert - March 2004
“The main feedwater pumps stopped running, caused by either a mechanical or electrical failure, which prevented the steam generators from removing heat.”
The CBS Evening News began with these words
from Walter Cronkite on March 28, 1979
The following three testimonials are from “Three Mile Island: The People’s Testament,” (1989), a series of interviews with approximately 250 Three Mile Island (TMI) area residents from 1979 to 1988 done by Katagiri Mitsuru, Professor of Social Psychology at Kyoto Seika University and Aileen M. Smith, free-lance journalist and co-author of the book Minamata.
Marie Holowka, Farmer, Zion’s View, PA