Three Mile Island: A 35-Year Perspective
Lecture: March 25, 2014, 7-9 p.m., DeMeester Recital Hall
Co-sponsored by the History and Political Science department.
The partial nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island in late March 1979 stands as the single worst nuclear accident in the history of the U.S. Its occurrence had a dramatic impact on the region and on the debate about nuclear energy. To commemorate the 35th anniversary of this incident, York College is proud to host a lecture by J. Samuel Walker, one of the nation's experts on TMI and nuclear energy. Walker, an independent historian, previously with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has written numerous works on nuclear matters, including: Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective (2004), Prompt and Utter Destruction: Truman and the Use of Atomic Bombs Against Japan (1997), and The Road to Yucca Mountain: The Development of Radioactive Waste Policy in the United States (2009). The latter won the Organization of American Historians Richard W. Leopold Prize for historical work being done by historians outside academe.