Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster – 40 Years Later (Part 2)

AFTERMATH The Three Mile Island disaster was the first major nuclear disaster in the United States.   The accident at TMI served as a wake-up call to both the public and nuclear regulatory agencies, who struggled to properly communicate throughout the incident.  After the investigation, the full scope of the damage was revealed; Unit 2 … Continue reading Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster – 40 Years Later (Part 2)

Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster – 40 Years Later (Part 1)

[Image Source] The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant sits upon the Susquehanna River, just south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  The plant was state of the art during its day, equipped with the most modern computerized control and safety systems.  The public was told that an accident was impossible as the plant's safety systems had, 'backups … Continue reading Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster – 40 Years Later (Part 1)

Battleship U.S.S. Texas: The Last Dreadnought

Dreadnought battleship U.S.S. Texas (BB-35) is the last of her kind. The ship was launched in 1912 and based on on the revolutionary design of British battleship H.M.S. Dreadnought. Battleships of this type were significantly larger and more powerful than any warship that came before them, and for a time, U.S.S. Texas was the most heavily armed … Continue reading Battleship U.S.S. Texas: The Last Dreadnought