Radioactive reactants are one of the leading source of electricity in our country thus making it very important to us. Radioactive compounds that are used to run the nuclear reactor's turbines by heating water into steam which run generators to produce electricity though are a dangerous hazard to us. There have been many nuclear plants accidents in our country, but the Three Mile Island accident is one of the most significant regarding hazard management ("How does a nuclear reaction take place?," n.d.) The purpose of this paper is to us to evaluate the Three Mile Island incident and conclude on why it's significant in our line of hazard management.
Summary of the Incident In the year 1979, the Three …show more content…
There were many implemented regulations on nuclear activity and safety. All were meant to ensure security of workers and preparedness to handle any accident that would have happened from then. First of all, there was the upgrading of materials that were being used at the plant, starting with firefighting equipment and escape plans. There was also installation of more complex equipment's to monitor and help in controlling of any accidents that occurred. In response to the newly installed devices, there was also training of more working force to handle all the situations. These are just some of the long-term implementations that were made. ("Three Mile Island | TMI 2 |Three Mile Island Accident. - World Nuclear Association," n.d.)
This incident was one of the most serious incidents in the American history hazard caused accidents. Luckily enough the professionals manning the plant were able to contain it to avoid any accidents. The emergency response worked on the plan though there was a malfunction of the pilot manned valve. I would recommend that all nuclear plants follow an example of this plant and install emergency response protocols and responses from the lesson learnt from this