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1 How long did TMI Unit 2 provide electricity to consumers?

4 years, 2 months and 28 days
only 12% of its life expectancy
723 days
only 1/120th of its life expectancy

2 What triggered the accident?

A faulty circuit breaker in the control room.
Debris clogged the reactor coolant inlet valve.
A faulty pressure relief valve.
No one knows.

3 How much of the uranium core was damaged or melted?


4 How many new plants have been ordered in the United States since the 1979 accident at TMI?


5 Who claimed to be "the only victim of the Three Mile Island accident"?

The designer of the TMI reactor - Babcock Wilcox
Edward Teller, father of the hydrogen bomb
The Mayor of Middletown
TMI's chief public relations officer

6 Who testified to Congress that he is opossed to nuclear power?

Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh
Admiral Hyman Rickover, father of the nuclear navy
The Reverend Jesse Jackson
Quantum physicist Richard Feynman

7 Why did people in Harrisburg nearly panic 3 days into the accident?

The water from their faucets had turned an eerie blue
A rumor circulated that the TMI control room was being abandoned
The civil defense siren sounded
Banks closed their doors at 11:00am

8 The President's Commission recomended "fundamental changes" to prevent nuclear accidents. What change did they say mattered the most?

Accurate control room gauges
Two additional control room operators for each shift
An additional emergency feedwater system

Last Chance.     Doh!

9 How much time passed between the accident triggering event and the reactor SCRAM (automated fast shutdown)?

9 seconds
About 90 seconds
Nearly 2 hours
8 hours 14 minutes

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