Three Mile Island damaged reactor core

Three Mile Island damaged reactor core

C029/6703 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 25.1MB

Downloadable file size: 3.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

Credit: Nuclear Regulatory Commission/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Three Mile Island damaged reactor core. Illustration of the TMI-2 (TMI Unit 2) core end-state configuration, showing the damage and how the reactor core appeared following the accident on 28 March 1979 at Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power station near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. The accident was caused by a loss of reactor cooling water that resulted in the exposure of fuel rods, some of which melted, burned through the reactor chamber lining and sank to the floor of the reactor building. The clean-up operation took 14 years. The diagram shows the hole in the baffle plate, debris, molten materials, and various damaged areas.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1900s, 1970s, 1979, 1a inlet, 20th century, 28 march 1979, 2b inlet, 3, ablated incore instrument guide, accident, american, artwork, bypass region, cavity, coating, configuration, core, crust, cut out, cut outs, cut-out, cut-outs, cutaway, cutout, cutouts, damaged, damge, diagram, disaster, end state configuration, end-state configuration, engineering, historical, history, hole in baffle plate, illustration, industrial, industry, interior surfaces, label, labeled, labelled, labels, loose core debris, lower plenum debris, meltdown, molten material, no-one, nobody, north america, north american, nuclear physics, nuclear power, pennsylvania, physical, physics, possible region depleted in uranium, reactor, technological, technology, text, three mile island, three mile island incident, tmi, tmi unit 2, tmi-2, trio, united states, upper grid damage, usa, white background

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.