From Three Mile Island to Fukushima Daiichi

How IEEE Spectrum covered two of the biggest nuclear disasters in history

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From Three Mile Island to Fukushima Daiichi
After the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania, a police officer and security guards stand outside the facility’s front gate.
Photo: Paul Vathis/AP Photo


Editor’s note: In this 50th anniversary year of IEEE Spectrum, we are using each month’s Spectral Lines column to describe some pivotal moments of the magazine’s history. Here we consider Spectrum’s coverage of nuclear disasters in two different eras.

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Greg Mably

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