Associate History professor Natasha Zaretsky, has just published her new book, Radiation Nation which covers the worst nuclear reactor accident in U.S. history; the meltdown at Three Mile Island. Radiation Nation is about the 1979 nuclear accident at Three Mile Island, but Zaretsky takes the accident in a way that most other scholars haven’t. Looking at what the accident meant in the lives of the people who actually lived around the reactor. On the day of the accident the containment building overheated which subsequently caused radiation to be emitted into the environment around the plant. For several days, the plant was unstable.
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