The 1979 Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant Accident (and 1977 Precursor Event)

Chad Pope, PhD, PE
Nuclear Engineering Program Director
Idaho State University

Dr. Pope will give a presentation on the Three Mile Island nuclear reactor meltdown that occurred in 1979. The presentation will address mechanical failures, human factors issues, and lessons learned. The presentation will also address the remarkably similar but less well known 1977 event at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant. Time permitting, the presentation will also address the 2002 Davis-Besse pressure vessel head corrosion incident.