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Incident at Browns Ferry (1977)

The incident at Browns Ferry began when a candle flame accidentally began a fire that went out of control, leading to a near melt down in what was then the largest nuclear power plant in the US.

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The incident at Browns Ferry, Alabama began when a candle flame accidentally began a fire that went out of control, leading to a near melt down in what was then the largest nuclear power plant in the US. Three Mile Island and Chernobyl would not have been a surprise if you had seen "Incident..." Westinghouse tried to get public TV stations not to air this investigative documentary when it aired. A few months later it won the prestigious DuPont Columbia Broadcast Journalism Award, the "Pulitzer Prize of TV journalism." Written by Robert Richter

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Nuclear power: how "safe" is safe?

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$200,000 (estimated)
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