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Showing posts with label Three Mile Island. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Three Mile Island. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

FYI, Historical account of the Three Mile Island incident

Historical account of the Three Mile Island incident


Article Excerpt: "...If a meltdown had occurred, the reactor core could have melted its way through both the steel pressure vessel and the concrete containment structure into the ground below. If this molten mass had reached ground water, much of its inventory of fission products would have been released in the form of highly radioactive steam; and since Three Mile Island is an alluvial island in the Susquehanna River, its ground-water level is very close to the surface. ..."


Reference: www.portal.state.pa.us