Three Mile Island: Thirty Minutes to Meltdown

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Three Mile Island: Thirty Minutes to Meltdown is a 1982 book by Daniel Ford. Ford presents a "meticulous post-mortem of the events that nearly led to a meltdown" at the Metropolitan Edison station near Harrisburg in March 1979. He analyses the complex of people, technology, customs and regulations involved. [1] Ford identifies regulatory failure and industry cost-cutting as the underlying causes of the Three Mile Island accident. [2]

Daniel Ford is an economist and former director of the Union of Concerned Scientists. [2]

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  2. 1 2 Gerald H. Clarfield and William M. Wiecek (1984). Nuclear America: Military and Civilian Nuclear Power in the United States 1940-1980, Harper & Row, New York, p. 469.