Report of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island


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At 4:00 a.m. on March 28, 1979, a serious accident occurred at the Three Mile Island 2 nuclear power plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania. The accident was initiated by mechanical malfunctions in the plant and made much worse by a combination of human errors in responding to it. During the next 4 days, the extent and gravity of the accident was unclear to the managers of the plant, to federal and state officials, and to the general public. What is quite clear is that its impact, nationally and internationally, has raised serious concerns about the safety of nuclear power. This Commission was established in response to those concerns. (Summary from the preface) (6 hr 23 min)

Chapters

Preface 9:30 Read by Lazlo
Overview, part 1 25:37 Read by Susan Ferman
Overview, part 2 29:51 Read by Susan Ferman
Commission Findings, part 1 25:32 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
Commission Findings, part 2 28:13 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
Commission Findings, part 3 27:19 Read by Ciufi Galeazzi
Commission Recommendations, part 1 28:21 Read by Availle
Commission Recommendations, part 2 19:29 Read by Availle
Supplemental Views, part 1 16:59 Read by Linda Johnson
Supplemental Views, part 2 39:08 Read by Linda Johnson
Account of the Accident, part 1 (Prologue) 17:50 Read by Maria Kasper
Account of the Accident, part 2 (March 28) 25:21 Read by Maria Kasper
Account of the Accident, part 3 (March 28) 27:26 Read by Maria Kasper
Account of the Accident, part 4 (March 29-30) 32:20 Read by Maria Kasper
Account of the Accident, part 5 (Mar 31-Apr 2, Epilogue) 30:27 Read by Maria Kasper