Information About Three Mile Island

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Dickinson College’s Three Mile Island web site is made up of a variety of documents related to the nuclear emergency that occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in March of 1979.

Dickinson College’s Three Mile Island Web site is made up of a variety of documents related to the nuclear emergency that occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in March of 1979. Included are transcripts of interviews collected between April and August of that year in Carlisle PA, selections from the audio recordings of those and more recent, retrospective interviews, newspaper coverage of the emergency by some of the local and regional press, documents from the Three Mile Island Alert and other TMI collections that have been deposited with Dickinson’s Special Collections, government documents related to the emergency, and transcripts and video clips of retrospective interviews collected in 2003-2004, as well as a "virtual museum" that offers a general narrative of events of the time as well as some visual materials. The site is designed to address itself to all levels of research and educational interest in this history-changing event, making available material that will enrich our understanding of the emergency and its aftermath. The intention of the site is to add to the immediately available historical record; therefore, we have tried to avoid the duplication of materials on other web sites. Even though many of those interviewed at the time of the emergency gave permission for immediate dissemination of their stories, others requested that theirs not be made available in the "near future." Therefore, the primary investigators then agreed that only they would have access to the material for 25 years.