Meltdown: A Race Against Nuclear Disaster at Three Mile Island: A Reporter's Story

Meltdown A Race Against Nuclear Disaster at Three Mile Island A Reporter s Story This riveting eyewitness report including dramatic photos takes readers right to the scene of the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island March It was a m at the nuclear power plant on an isl

  • Title: Meltdown: A Race Against Nuclear Disaster at Three Mile Island: A Reporter's Story
  • Author: Wilborn Hampton
  • ISBN: 9780763607159
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This riveting eyewitness report including dramatic photos takes readers right to the scene of the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island.March 28, 1979 It was 4 a.m at the nuclear power plant on an island in the middle of the Susquehanna River Suddenly, an alarm shrieked Something was wrong inside the plant Within minutes, human error and technical failure triggered thThis riveting eyewitness report including dramatic photos takes readers right to the scene of the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island.March 28, 1979 It was 4 a.m at the nuclear power plant on an island in the middle of the Susquehanna River Suddenly, an alarm shrieked Something was wrong inside the plant Within minutes, human error and technical failure triggered the worst nuclear power accident in the United States, and, within hours, the eyes of the world would be on Three Mile Island Thirty four years after the bombing of Hiroshima, the crisis at Three Mile Island re awoke the world to the dangers of nuclear power, and now, in MELTDOWN, Wilborn Hampton tells the hour by hour story of covering the accident as a U.P.I reporter His riveting eyewitness account will compel readers to consider one of the most serious questions facing humankind where can we find affordable, sustainable energy, and at what risk

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    About “Wilborn Hampton

    • Wilborn Hampton

      WILBORN HAMPTON is the author of four books of nonfiction and one biography for Young Adults In four decades as a reporter and editor for United Press International and The New York Times he helped cover some of the major news stories of the time Now a full time writer, he lives in New York.



    301 thoughts on “Meltdown: A Race Against Nuclear Disaster at Three Mile Island: A Reporter's Story

    • One reporter's brief description of what it was like to cover the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island in 1969. Was decent at describing his own view of events as they unfolded but bot much else.


    • In Meltdown, Wilbornn Hampton, a United Press International reporter, details his experience covering the story of the potential nuclear disaster at Three Mile Island.The book begins with an overview of Hiroshima. In particular, the terrible aftereffects the nuclear bomb had. It not only killed 100,000 people instantly. Thousands of people developed cancer and radiation sickness. Years after mothers gave birth to deformed babies. The water was polluted and no food could be grown because of radia [...]


    • Meltdown: A race against disaster at Three Mile Island is a fantastic book from the point of view of a reporter during the meltdown crisis at Three Mile Island. You follow Wilborn Hampton through the crisis as he tries to tell everybody the events of Three Mile Island and get a good article about it as well. I’ve never heard about Hampton mostly because he is more of a reporter than a author but he definitely has potential with this fun tense ride he brings us along. Hampton soon realizes the [...]


    • Wilborn Hampton is an extraordinary writer. (formerly NYT writer, later, NYT editor)He didn't choose this assignment in his early career, and didn't even know what it was about, but his editor wanted him to be the one to cover it. Great choice. Hamton is a very honest writer with a keen sense of judgement and a dedication to the highest values of his work. This book does an excellent job of reawakening in us our most powerful thoughts and memories (fears and reassuances) of what it was like to g [...]


    • Hey all of you people who are afraid of reading non-fiction, some real stories are actually exciting, and interesting. Although with this book, I do not agree to the message. NUCLEAR ENERGY IS OUR FUTURE!!!!!! YEAH!!!!:)




    • A reporter tells his account of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident. Fast - paced with some black and white photos.


    • This book was very interesting to me because I'm from the Harrisburg area and was alive (5 years old) when the disaster happened.


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