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Delay in notifying Three Mile Island radiation leak

Concern at Three Mile Island leak THE AUSTRALIAN  Brad Norington,  November 24, 2009 LOCAL authorities have defended their decision to delay the disclosure of a radiation leak at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania that forced the removal of 150 workers at the weekend.About 20 employees were contaminated by radiation on the site of the worst US nuclear accident near the state’s capital, Harrisburg, in 1979……………Questions have been raised why officials from the local Emergency Management Agency were not notified about the radiation leak for five hours after an airborne radiological contamination alarm sounded at 4pm on Saturday, Pennsylvania time.

December 15, 2009 - Posted by | safety, USA | , , ,

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