28 Feb '14, 3pm

From Three Mile Island to Fukushima Daiichi

From Three Mile Island to Fukushima Daiichi

Photo: Paul Vathis/AP Photo 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. 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. Three years ago , a tsunami came crashing down on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, leading to the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. As Associate Editor Eliza Strickland explains in this issue in “Dismantling Fukushima: The World's Toughest Demolition Project ,” that accident still reverberates strongly in Japan , where all of the country’s nuclear plants are currently off line. Strickland’s report continues a decades-long history...

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