Three Mile Island

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Three Mile Island stands out as one of the greatest U.S. tragedies , and possibly the first major disaster of the nuclear age. Being one of the first, and one of the most publicized reactor meltdowns in world history, it would be almost a decade before the disaster was overshadowed by that of Chernobyl . One of the most cited reasons for the disaster was confusion concerning the state of the valve in the reactor’s control system. Specifically, the interface was designed to tell the operators...