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LA's Own Nuclear Meltdown Revisited

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Since the nuclear meltdown at Three Mile Island in 1979, the US has not built another nuclear power plant. But the drive to stop global warming has created new interest in power sources that don't emit greenhouse gases.  What can be learned from LA's own nuclear meltdown, a little-known event that occurred exactly 50 years ago today? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, Judge Sonia Sotomayor is likely to be the next member of the US Supreme Court. But her confirmation hearings provide a political platform for both parties. We hear about the first day of what could be a week of setting agendas.


Banner image: Sodium Reactor Experiment facility in the Santa Susana Mountains near Simi Valley, California

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Host:
Warren Olney