[COMPLETE] Report of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island - tg

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Post by TriciaG » July 22nd, 2018, 2:35 pm

Report of the President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island .

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/report-of-the-presidents-commission-on-the-accident-at-three-mile-island/
At 4:00 a.m. on March 28, 1979, a serious accident occurred at the Three Mile Island 2 nuclear power plant near Middletown, Pennsylvania. The accident was initiated by mechanical malfunctions in the plant and made much worse by a combination of human errors in responding to it. During the next 4 days, the extent and gravity of the accident was unclear to the managers of the plant, to federal and state officials, and to the general public. What is quite clear is that its impact, nationally and internationally, has raised serious concerns about the safety of nuclear power. This Commission was established in response to those concerns. (Summary from the preface)
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Post by TriciaG » July 22nd, 2018, 2:41 pm

I'll clean up the text links later, but other than that, this is open for claims. :)
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Post by Availle » July 22nd, 2018, 3:27 pm

cool! 8-)

Could I read the 2 sections on Commission Recommendations please?
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Post by TriciaG » July 22nd, 2018, 3:33 pm

Done!
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Post by commonsparrow3 » July 22nd, 2018, 3:34 pm

Ooh, I can't resist. If it's not too greedy of me, may I claim sections 11-15, the Account of the Accident?

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Post by TriciaG » July 22nd, 2018, 3:36 pm

I'm OK with that. I know you're good for them. 8-)

That "(sic)" in the final part of the one section: you can probably leave the "sic" out since I think it's about the spelling, and no listener is going to hear the British spelling of the word. :roll:
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Post by commonsparrow3 » July 22nd, 2018, 3:38 pm

Thanks, Tricia! I promise to relinquish some sections, if I find I can't do them all in time, so no worries that I'll simply run away on you! :wink:

(I'll omit the "sic". I never see anything wrong with Brit spellings, anyway. I learned to spell during a childhood in Canada, and 50 years later I still occasionally slip into Canadian spelling!)

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Post by LincolnAlphaZeta » July 23rd, 2018, 8:49 pm

Can I take the Preface plz.

Thanks

-Lazlo...

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Post by TriciaG » July 24th, 2018, 5:27 am

You've got it, Lazlo. Thanks!
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Post by Ciufi » July 24th, 2018, 11:34 am

May I claim 4, 5, & 6?

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Post by TriciaG » July 24th, 2018, 1:37 pm

They're yours!
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Post by SusanFerman » July 24th, 2018, 2:11 pm

I finished my other two projects, so I can do the Overview, if you want. I still remember all too well when it happened--I had family in Hershey.
Susan Ferman

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Post by TriciaG » July 24th, 2018, 2:26 pm

You're in, Susan. Thanks!
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Post by wildlindajohnson » July 24th, 2018, 3:18 pm

I'll take Sections 9 & 10 for you.
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Post by TriciaG » July 24th, 2018, 3:54 pm

They're yours!

And with that, we're full already! :shock: Moving this to Readers Found.
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