And that’s the way it was: March 28, 1979

Nuclear accident at Three Mile Island

On March 28, 1979, one of the nuclear reactors on Three Mile Island, PA, suffered a partial meltdown due to a coolant mishap. It was the worst accident in the history of US commercial nuclear power plants.

Here’s what the story looked like on the frontpages of American newspapers:

The Three Mile Island accident only made it to Page Two of the LA Times

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