Three Mile Island: Fallout of Fear

PAtricia Smith's two daughters were exposed to radiation when the worst U.S. nuclear-power accident struck Three Mile Island. Now Smith, who lives within sight of the crippled generating plant owned by General Public Utilities, wears anti-nuclear-power buttons and frets about her two daughters. Says she: "They had been standing out at the bus stop that morning, so as soon as they come down with any sickness I start to worry about cancer."

Such anxieties infect the Pennsylvania communities around Three Mile Island. Four years after the accident that thoroughly clouded the future of...

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