Penn State Professor Compares Japanese Nuclear Events with Three Mile Island

March 17, 2011

Current efforts to avoid a nuclear meltdown at a Japanese power plant may remind Pennsylvanians of another event. Thirty-two years ago an accident at Three Mile Island kept the state and the nation in crisis mode for several days. Dr. Arthur Motta is the chair of the nuclear engineering program at Penn State University Park. He talked with WPSU's Emily Reddy yesterday to compare the Three Mile Island event with unfolding events in Japan.