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by Ira Rosen,Mike Gray


Ira Rosen is a producer for CBS's 60 Minutes and a freelance writer. He lives in New York City.

Ira Rosen is a producer for CBS's 60 Minutes and a freelance writer.

Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (P., Nuclear power plants. urn:acs6:ay:pdf:478-d029a9deb418 urn:acs6:ay:epub:8fb-55e9d4001599 urn:oclc:record:1036901720. Brown University Library.

Mike Gray, author of The China Syndrome, and Ira Rosen, producer for CBS's 60 Minutes, have updated this jackhammer narrative of mechanical failure and human error with an analysis of the current threats to our nuclear power plants. This book was really fascinating to me.

Rosen, now a ""60 Minutes"" producer, and Gray, engineer-author of The China Syndrome, lead off with a. .Gray and Rosen vividly convey the panic, and also manage to pin down the thinking and delineate the personalities.

Rosen, now a ""60 Minutes"" producer, and Gray, engineer-author of The China Syndrome, lead off with a ""scram"" (automatic shutdown) at the Davis-Besse plant in 1977. We follow the unsuccessful efforts of NRC inspector Jim Creswell, who saw the frightening implications of the Davis-Besse accident, to correct the very problems that would cause a near-meltdown at TMI-2. NRC ineptitude and coziness toward the nuclear-power industry are exposed as Creswell is repeatedly reprimanded for being too hard on lax plant operations Gray and Rosen vividly convey the panic, and also manage to pin down the thinking and delineate the personalities.

Select Format: Hardcover. Very intriguing book about the near disaster at Three Mile Island. Very well written, it keeps you spellbound to the very last period. Enough information to keep you spellbound, but not enough to bore you with unnecessary details. A very well written book. A must if you want to learn the true story about Three Mile Island.

Author: Gray, Mike; Format: Book; 287 p. : il. amp; Rosen, Ira. (1982). The warning : accident at Three Mile Island. : ill. ; 21 c. and Rosen, Ira. The warning : accident at Three Mile Island, Mike Gray and Ira Rosen . Norton New York 1982. Australian/Harvard Citation. 1982, The warning : accident at Three Mile Island, Mike Gray and Ira Rosen .

If you want to read one book on the subject, this is an excellent choice. ABVR, January 14, 2006.

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Mike Gray; Ira Rosen. Published by Contemporary Books (1983).

An account of the accident at the nuclear power plant at Three Mile Island, based on interviews with key personnel, details the disastrous combination of mechanical failure and human error that nearly led to a reactor meltdown
Xar
This is a good story. It is logically written and spells out exactly what happened at TMI and why. The underlying physics is easily understood. I have since read a general book on atomic accidents and it covered the same ground as this book, although less intensely. If you want to learn about the TMI meltdown this is the book for you.
I_LOVE_228
I was only 10 year old when this accident occured and for most of my life I had no idea what had happened. In the late 90s I watched a documentary created by National Geographic. I was amazed by the story! When I went searching for a book on the subject I gravitated towards Mike Gray's. He was the screenwriter for "The China Syndrome", he's an engineer, and was on the ground at TMI when the story was unfolding, just weeks after the release of the movie!

The narative is wonderful, and sharp, and keeps the reader in the mind-set of those in the thick of it. It moves like a fast paced novel and you can feel yourself cringe when the engineers and managers miss a vital clue and are pushed deeper into trouble. I enjoyed that fact that they gave a little background on the main problems in the industry, that led to the problems at TMI. Gray doesn't place too much blame on any one person, instead he blames the system and the design, and the arrogance of those that think nothing bad can happen. Good, very smart men, made some really bad decisions, not because they weren't clever enough, but because the environment itself doesn't lend itself to making good decisions.

A great book! I have read it twice and still get goosebumps.....
Brazil
a harrowing blow-by-blow description of exactly what happened at Three Mile Island, every step of the way. Gripping, terrifying, compelling - and every word of it true. I received the book from Amazon at about 6:30 p.m. and read until my eyes couldn't focus; by 10:30 this morning, I'd finished.

If you haven't read this book, you must. "Human error" and "engineering oversight" don't begin to cover it. This is what catastrophe looks like. This is all the places a nuclear reactor and those who run it can go off the rails.

This March 28, TMI marks its 35th anniversary. I am hopeful that just because it comes only 17 days after the third anniversary of Fukushima that we do not ignore its significance. I will be posting a special Nuclear Hotseat on Three Mile Island on Tuesday, March 25 (NuclearHotseat.com/blog). Until then, I urge you: Read THE WARNING and realize that's exactly what it is.
Vispel
This story DOES read like a novel - I agree with one of the other reviewers. I was only 9 years old when the accident happened, but not long thereafter I bought this book during its first printing. Adding to my fascination to the accident is the fact that I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, and my father was a long-time employee of Met-Ed. My interest in nuclear plants is alive and well, since I now live within 5 miles of one of the largest nuclear plants (in Megawatt producing power) in the United States.
I read it at least 5 times because I found it so fascinating and I loved the characters that Rosen and Gray bring to life, such as plant superintendent Gary Miller and control room operator Bill Zewe. The technical details are explained in easy-to-understand language that makes reading the book a pleasure, not a pain.
I plan on buying this book again to reread it, as my original copy is long lost. But, I enjoyed it the first 5 times I read it, and I'm buying another copy.
If you want a great overall perspective on the America's "Near-Chernobyl," pick up a copy and enjoy.
NiceOne
Very interesting book that seems to have captured all key aspects of the TMI accident.
Madi
Love it
MilsoN
A harrowing blow-by-blow description of exactly what happened at Three Mile Island, every step of the way. Gripping, terrifying, compelling - and every word of it true. I received the book from Amazon at about 6:30 p.m. and read until my eyes couldn't focus; by 10:30 this morning, I'd finished.

If you haven't read this book, you must. "Human error" and "engineering oversight" don't begin to cover it. This is what catastrophe looks like. This is all the places a nuclear reactor and those who run it can go off the rails.

This March 28, TMI marks its 35th anniversary. I am hopeful that just because it comes only 17 days after the third anniversary of Fukushima that we do not ignore its significance. I will be posting a special Nuclear Hotseat on Three Mile Island on Tuesday, March 25 (NuclearHotseat.com/blog). Until then, I urge you: Read THE WARNING and realize that's exactly what it is.
If you're interested in what happened at Three Mile Island and concerns about the dangers of nuclear power, this is an excellent book. Well researched, the authors describe a journey of poor decisions, assumptions, hubris and some poor engineering that brought central Pennsylvania to the brink of disaster. I lived in nearby Middletown during the crisis and never really understood what happened on the island until now. I recommend this book.
The Warning: Accident at Three Mile Island ebook
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Ira Rosen,Mike Gray
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