Three Mile Island
Recent power failures at nuclear plants in Tuscaloosa, Ala.— where the backup system worked— and Fukushima, Japan— where it didn’t— make you wonder what would happen here. Thousands of Marylanders live in the shadow of nearby nuclear power plants.
Some radiation from Japan has already made its way to the United States. State health officials confirm they’ve detected small levels of radiation right here in Maryland.
The unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan has raised concerns over how vulnerable Maryland would be in a similar disaster.
The United States is taking a closer look at radiation fears. Tokyo is seeing normal levels of radiation. Scientists say it does not pose a health threat, but it’s a different story closer to the plant.
Seeing the disaster in Japan has many people in Maryland worried about the safety of nuclear power plants here.