The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant presented before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission their arguments for the re-opening of the area of the reactor undamaged during the nearly catastrophic accident in 1979.
SOT Thornburgh: "I was there when the worst fear of modern man almost came to pass in Control Pennsylvania. I saw fear in the eyes of pregnant young women who lived on the floor of a stadium floor. I saw anger and confusion on the faces of good and innocent young people who realised for the first time that there was something out there powerful and strange and not entirely controlled. This nation must demonstrate to these people and to all Americans that nuclear power indeed be controlled. You have asked if it would be appropriate for the commission at this time for resumption of nuclear power generation. My answer is no."
SOT William Kuhns of General Public Utilities: "We have been humbled - we have been humiliated. We have no vesting of corporate or individual arrogance in our management. But we do respectfully suggest that the crucible of these proceeding demonstrates that we have learned from those mistakes and have learned from those mistakes and have brought into being a strong nuclear organisation that has benefitted from that learning.
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The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant presented before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission their arguments for the re-opening of the area of the reactor undamaged during the nearly catastrophic accident in 1979. Governor Richard Thornburgh of Pennsylvania presented his case for blocking the resumption of power at Three Mile Island One Plant. Three Mile Island Two and Three Mile Island Three were the damaged reactors. They remain inoperative.
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