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Three Mile Island, The Accident Is Not Over.

Poster
1980 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

On 28 March 1979 at 4.00 A.M., a reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear power facility near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA suddenly malfunctioned. Its core experienced a meltdown, releasing radioactive gases. Many local residents fled the area, though there were no related injuries or deaths. This was the most serious nuclear accident in American history and led to serious reform in plant operations and safety measures.


Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleThree Mile Island, The Accident Is Not Over. (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Screenprint
Brief description
Anti-nuclear power protest poster. Issued by Remember T.M.I. Coalition. USA, 1980.
Physical description
Illustration of cows grazing before a nuclear power station. The poster's message is expressed as the cows' thoughts, in comic strip-like bubbles. Pasture rendered in parallel green lines. Mostly black and white. One line of red text.
Dimensions
  • Height: 60.9cm
  • Width: 45.7cm
Marks and inscriptions
The Accident is not Over (printed in red)
Credit line
Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko
Subjects depicted
Place depicted
Summary
On 28 March 1979 at 4.00 A.M., a reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear power facility near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania USA suddenly malfunctioned. Its core experienced a meltdown, releasing radioactive gases. Many local residents fled the area, though there were no related injuries or deaths. This was the most serious nuclear accident in American history and led to serious reform in plant operations and safety measures.
Other number
LS.1268 - Leslie Schreyer Loan Number
Collection
Accession number
E.357-2004

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Record createdAugust 20, 2004
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