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Environmental and Safety Concerns

    One of the greatest concerns connected with the expansion of nuclear power is the risk of a meltdown or some other accident at a nuclear power plant resulting in the release of radioactive materials into the environment.  Names like Three Mile Island and Chernobyl are familiar to us all but the dangers from nuclear power plants are not solely limited to such examples.  To better understand the threat that nuclear power plants pose to surrounding communities and the environment at large it is best to examine both the large and heavily reported upon disasters and the smaller accidents that fail to garner intense media attention.

Three Mile Island
Davis-Besse Nuclear Plant
Indian Point Nuclear Plant

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Last updated:  5/2/2006


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