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Will the Gulf Oil Spill Be This Generation's Three Mile Island?

There are 14 comments on the International Herald Tribune story from May 3, 2010, titled Will the Gulf Oil Spill Be This Generation's Three Mile Island?. In it, International Herald Tribune reports that:

As we once wrote , you can make the argument that the 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear-power plant - which came just 12 days after the release of the film The China Syndrome , a cautionary tale about a nuclear-plant meltdown - helped stop the U.S. nuclear-energy industry dead in its tracks.

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Don Kosloff

Dallas, TX

#1 May 3, 2010
Nobody was killed or harmed by the TMI accident.
Radio

Hartford, CT

#2 May 4, 2010
1979 July 16 - the worst accidental release of radioactive waste happened at the Church Rock uranium mine and mill site. While the Three Mile Island accident (that same year) is well known, the enormous radioactive spill in New Mexico has been kept quiet. It is the U.S. nuclear accident that almost no one knows about.
BDV

Columbia, SC

#3 May 4, 2010
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Isn't Nuclear Power AWESOME?
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You have to go 30+ years back to find "accidents". Even then, NO ONE DIED?!
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Look at coal and oil, that have directly killed more than twoscore workers in US, in the last month alone?
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Two, no-casualty incidents 30+ years ago vs. hundreds of victims every year? Gee, which energy source is preferable?!?
Radio

Hartford, CT

#4 May 5, 2010
cover-up is described by Jane Rickover, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover's daughter-in-law in this signed, notarized statement:

"In May, 1983, my father-in-law, Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, told me that at the time of the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor accident, a full report was commissioned by President Jimmy Carter. He [my father-in-law] said that the report, if published in its entirety, would have destroyed the civilian nuclear power industry because the accident at Three Mile Island was infinitely more dangerous than was ever made public. He told me that he had used his enormous personal influence with President Carter to persuade him to publish the report only in a highly "diluted" form. The President himself had originally wished the full report to be made public.
In November, 1985, my father-in-law told me that he had come to deeply regret his action in persuading President Carter to suppress the most alarming aspects of that report."

[Signed] Jane Rickover

Jane Rickover appeared before me and swore as to the truth of the above statement.

Dated at Toronto this 18th day of July A.D. 1986
[Signed] William F. Lamson
William F. Lamson Q.C.
Notary Public for the Provence of Ontario
PEGG

Carnegie, PA

#5 May 5, 2010
Yes!!
Corral that oil in a big BOX...
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#6 May 5, 2010
Radio wrote:
... the accident at Three Mile Island was infinitely more dangerous than was ever made public.
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Agree.

The amazing thing, the protective measures in place assured that NO ONE died. And additional precautions developed from the lessons of the incident made sure that not even that incident repeated. In more than 30 years!!!

Even Russians, after their "TMI" (unfortunately, deadly due to use of positive void reactors instead of the negative void reactors used by everyone else) have put in place safeguards that prevented any radiation accidents in now almost 25 years!

In one month coal mine incidents in US alone killed as many as the entire Chernobyl!

Isn't nuclear power awesome?!
PEGG

Carnegie, PA

#7 May 6, 2010
So many ocean deaths [ vegitation/sea creatures]
and so little time..:(
the box idea is a great idea.
However....
like in the movie PIRATES OF THE CARIBIEAN
the boat turned upside down did hold suction air didn't it?
They walked on the ocean floor with it didn't they?
why wouldn't that work here as well?

turn a giant boat over it?
this box is not tall enough!
they need a box or corral which will reach the surface!

the pressure of trying to hold that box down will not work for long

they HAD BETTER start making a MILE high one
where the top is open and the bottom is open on ocean floor.

Like a big STRAW?
PEGG

Carnegie, PA

#8 May 6, 2010
GIANT STRAW
Radio

Hartford, CT

#9 May 6, 2010
BDV wrote:
<quoted text>

Isn't nuclear power awesome?!
The two accidents within two weeks, both at sites run by French nuclear giant Areva, have raised questions about safety and control measures in one of the world's most nuclear-dependent nations, and given fodder to anti-nuclear activists.

Environmentalists said the incidents are a wake-up call,
Originally published Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 12:00 AM
BDV

Columbia, SC

#10 May 6, 2010
Radio wrote:
The two accidents within two weeks, both at sites run by French nuclear giant Areva, have raised questions about safety and control measures in one of the world's most nuclear-dependent nations
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Wow, no deaths? For 30 years France has been running its entire economy on nuclear power, without radiation-induced deaths?! NO DEATHS?
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And oil and coal killed more than TWOSCORE workers, in US alone, in one month?
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Isn't nuclear power awesome?
Radio

Hartford, CT

#11 May 7, 2010
BDV wrote:
<quoted text>
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Wow, no deaths? For 30 years France has been running its entire economy on nuclear power, without radiation-induced deaths?! NO DEATHS?
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And oil and coal killed more than TWOSCORE workers, in US alone, in one month?
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Isn't nuclear power awesome?
Various Job Openings Nuclear technicians, You must be well trained!!! Mysterious former employee just vanished?
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#12 May 7, 2010
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And in the middle of a nasty worldwide economic crisis, nuclear energy creates jobs.
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Isn't nuclear power AWESOME?!?
Joanne

Phoenix, AZ

#13 May 8, 2010
Don Kosloff wrote:
Nobody was killed or harmed by the TMI accident.
I hope its worth it the money over the damage they created. Tax payers is going to clean it up for this suckers for money.
FoggyMountainBre akdown

Carnegie, PA

#14 May 27, 2010
TAMPONS

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