Containment: Life After Three Mile Island
Containment: Life After Three Mile Island examines the legacy of the 1979 accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant from the perspective of the nearby community of Middletown, Pennsylvania. Containment explores the accidents’ long-term effects on local residents, including the rise of anti-nuclear activism, psychological consequences, and the debate over health effects. Containment maps out the tensions and divisions that continue to run through Middletown, asking not only whether radiation can truly be contained by four-foot-thick concrete walls, but whether fear and anger can be contained by the process of history. What is the halflife of memory?