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The science of nuclear energy
The science of nuclear energy

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3.1.3 Errors

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Figure 2

The video in the previous section identified errors that contributed to the severity of both the accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl.

Activity 1

Think about these questions and write a paragraph explaining your thoughts.

  • Is there any link between the disasters at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl?
  • How could they have been avoided?

Next, find out the fate of the Three Mile Island nuclear facility and the Chernobyl nuclear power station.