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This was one of eight movies screened at the
Nevada Museum of Art's Atomic Film Festival, held March 27-28 2004.


"Meltdown at
Three Mile Island"

Sunday, March 28 at 11:30 pm

Free screening. Full-festival pass holders
receive priority seating.

Exactly 25 years ago, at 4:00 AM on March 28, 1979, a reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear power facility near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania suddenly overheated, releasing radioactive gases.

During the ensuing tension-packed week, scientists scrambled to prevent the nightmare of a meltdown, officials rushed in to calm public fears, and thousands of residents fled to emergency shelters. Equipment failure, human error, and bad luck would conspire to create America's worst nuclear accident.

Drawing on dramatic news footage and first-person interviews, this spellbinding documentary tells the story of a frantic race to avert disaster. Recounting five nerve-racking days when the world's attention was fixed on Three Mile Island, this riveting film offers a gripping tale of fear and uncertainty.

Written and produced by Chana Gazit. Co-produced and edited by David Steward. 60 mins.