Three Mile Island Nuclear Meltdown: Never Forget!
March 28, 1979 in Middletown, Pennsylvania
Nuclear Hotseat producer/Host Libbe HaLevy
was one mile from the nuclear accident when it happened.  In this picture, taken 10 days after the accident began, she attempts to inject some humor into a decidedly unfunny situation.  That scream looks like a joke, but it wasn’t.

For more info on Libbe’s book about the experience, YES, I GLOW IN THE DARK!  One Mile from Three Mile Island to Fukushima and Nuclear Hotseat, SCROLL DOWN.



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This week’s full-length
Three Mile Island Anniversary SPECIAL
features interviews with:

    • Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer for Fairewinds Energy Education.
      Watch a video of Arnie Gundersen speaking about the accident
      at the 40th Anniversary of the founding of TMI Alert.
    • Peter Bradford, who was a Commissioner at the Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner  during the TMI accident.
    • Eric Epstein, Chair of Three Mile Island Alert
      TMI Alert’s Radiation monitoring page.
    • Mary Stamos, long time Middletown resident and TMIA member
    • Walter Cronkite, anchor for the CBS Evening News at the time of TMI and known as “the most trusted newsman in America.  To view his CBS network reports on TMI, CLICK HERE.

Our thanks to filmmaker Robert (Robbie) Leppzer, producer of the two-hour audio documentary Voices from Three Mile Island, for permission to use excerpts from that work in this program.  These include:

  • Portions of the news montage
  • Middletown Mayor Bob Reid
  • Dairy farmer Jane Lee
  • Local resident Pat Street
  • Dr. Michael Gluck, general practitioner, who works out of three Harrisburg hospitals and lives within two miles of the TMI reactors. 

The complete VOICES FROM THREE MILE ISLAND audio documentary is available as a free download at:

Power Struggle, Robbie Leppzer’s current film, is the story of the successful citizen-activist led shutdown of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power station.  For a limited time, if you purchase a ticket for the film through Nuclear Hotseat, half the purchase price will be donated to support the show.  You can get more information and buy your tickets HERE

Libbe HaLevy’s nuclear memoir, YES, I GLOW IN THE DARK!  One Mile from Three Mile Island to Fukushima and Nuclear Hotseat, contains full information on her experience having been one mile from the nuclear accident at TMI when it happened.  You can purchase your copy of the book HERE