In March 1979 the nuclear power station at Three Mile Island near Harrisburg in the USA came close to the brink of disaster. A malfunctioning valve in the cooling system caused the reactor to overheat and nearly brought about a ‘meltdown’ which would have released clouds of deadly radiation into the atmosphere. The film asks whether the crisis so narrowly averted might happen elsewhere. British power stations up until recently have relied on a different cooling system but there is now heavy financial and political pressure for the UK to adopt the same technology for new reactors as that used at Harrisburg.
This film is of historical interest but the issues raised are still current.
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