By U.S. Government,Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC),President's Commission on the Accident at TMI
The coincidence begun approximately 4:00 a.m. on March 28, 1979, whilst the plant skilled a failure within the secondary, non-nuclear component of the plant. the most feedwater pumps stopped working, brought on by both a mechanical or electric failure, which avoided the steam turbines from elimination warmth. First the turbine, then the reactor instantly close down. instantly, the strain within the fundamental procedure (the nuclear part of the plant) started to elevate. so as to hinder that strain from turning into over the top, the pilot-operated aid valve (a valve situated on the most sensible of the pressurizer) opened. The valve must have closed while the strain lowered by way of a certain quantity, however it didn't. signs on hand to the operator did not convey that the valve used to be nonetheless open. accordingly, cooling water poured out of the stuck-open valve and triggered the middle of the reactor to overheat. As coolant flowed from the center in the course of the pressurizer, the tools to be had to reactor operators supplied complicated details. there has been no device that confirmed the extent of coolant within the middle. as a substitute, the operators judged the extent of water within the center via the extent within the pressurizer, and because it used to be excessive, they assumed that the middle used to be accurately lined with coolant. moreover, there has been no transparent sign that the pilot-operated aid valve was once open. therefore, as alarms rang and caution lighting flashed, the operators didn't notice that the plant was once experiencing a loss-of-coolant coincidence. They took a sequence of activities that made stipulations worse by way of easily decreasing the circulate of coolant in the course of the middle. simply because enough cooling used to be now not to be had, the nuclear gasoline overheated to the purpose at which the zirconium cladding (the lengthy steel tubes which carry the nuclear gasoline pellets) ruptured and the gas pellets started to soften. It was once later chanced on that approximately one-half of the center melted throughout the early levels of the coincidence. even supposing the TMI-2 plant suffered a critical middle meltdown, the main risky type of nuclear energy coincidence, it didn't produce the worst-case effects that reactor specialists had lengthy feared. In a worst-case coincidence, the melting of nuclear gasoline could result in a breach of the partitions of the containment construction and liberate enormous amounts of radiation to the surroundings. yet this didn't ensue end result of the 3 Mile Island accident.
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20th Century Nuclear Power Plant Accidents: Three Mile Island (TMI) Reactor Accident in Pennsylvania - Partial Meltdown, Radiation Releases, Causes, Report of the Presidential Commission on TMI by U.S. Government,Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC),President's Commission on the Accident at TMI