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Unit 3 Nuclear Power Plant Accidents 3-23 UNIT 3 REVIEW This unit described the hazards and protective measures associated with a nuclear power plant accident. The defense-in-depth approach used in designing U.S. nuclear plants ensures that most accidents will not result in the release of radioactive materials. Even in the accident at Three Mile Island, the vast majority of radioactive material was contained. The accident at Chernobyl released much larger quantities of
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Unformatted text preview: radioactive material than were released during the Three Mile Island accident. Each U.S. nuclear plant has an emergency plan as do the Federal government and the state, counties, and local jurisdictions. These plans describe actions to minimize public exposure that could result from a serious accident. The plans address exposure to radioactive plumes and exposure from ingesting radioactive material into the body....
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2010 for the course MPA mpa1 taught by Professor Scotts during the Spring '10 term at Acton School of Business.

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