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New Wikileaks docs cover Three Mile Island and worried governments’ response to partial meltdown


A deluge of 1979 U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks on Monday illustrate how intensely the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island grabbed the world’s attention and thrust the future of nuclear energy into question.

Included in those communications are a series involving initial estimates of the human and environmental risks, as well as the response from world leaders to the unfolding crisis at the plant outside Harrisburg.

In a cable sent from the U.S. Embassy in Brussels to Dublin, Ireland, days after the March 28 incident, mounting interest from European officials is evident. All cables are unedited, but in some cases they’ve been clarified. – READ MORE

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