Meltdown

A Race against Nuclear Disaster at Three Mile Island

By Hampton, Wilborn

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ISBN
978-0-76360-715-9
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2001

Gr 7-Up Using his gift for capturing dramatic situations in personal stories, this award-winning reporter offers an account of his experiences covering the near meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, PA, in 1979. He sets the stage with an outline of the effect of the Atomic Age on its first victims, the people of Hiroshima, Japan, and the hope of nuclear engineers for energy "too cheap to meter." Hampton's own tale begins with a hasty trip to Harrisburg, not knowing what to exp...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2002

In 1979, sixteen years after covering the Kennedy assassination as a cub reporter (Kennedy Assassinated! The World Mourns; rev. 1/98), Wilborn Hampton, now an editor for United Press International's foreign news, is thrust into the middle of a story: the disaster at Three Mile Island. No longer the gee-whiz kid readers met in the previous book, Hampton has become a seasoned reporter who knows the technicalities of his job and is able to evaluate co...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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