Annotated Secondary Bibliography – VP

Annotated Secondary Bibliography

Secondary Source #1

Alldred, Mary, and Kristin Shrader-Frechette. “Environmental Injustice in Siting Nuclear Plants.” Environmental Justice 2, no. 2 (2009): 85-96. doi:10.1089/env.2008.0544.

Annotation: This source examines the historical relationship between environmental injustice and nuclear plants.

Description: This source provides some direct information on Three Mile Island, and the health hazards left in the aftermath of the 1979 accident. Additionally, it looks at nuclear power plants all over America and explains their historical relationship. All the ways in which environmental injustice is brought on by nuclear plants is documented in this secondary source.

Secondary Source #2

“Revisiting Three Mile Island.” Environmental Health Perspectives 105, no. 1 (1997): 22-23. doi:10.2307/3433049.

Annotation: This source looks at the environmental impact of Three Mile Island more than a decade after the incident.

Description: This secondary source looks at the environmental impact left by the TMI accident more than a decade later. It examines the disposability of radioactive and dangerous chemicals, and the effect it has had on the local water supply.

Secondary Source #3

Weiss, R. “Three Mile Island: Cancer Risk Ambiguous.” Science News 138, no. 9 (1990): 132. http://www.jstor.org.proxy.libraries.rutgers.edu/stable/3975009.

Annotation: This entry looks at the cancer rate in Harrisburg metro area in the aftermath of TMI accident.

Description: This article looks at the health aspect of Three Mile Island. There has been continuous speculation since 1979 whether TMI has affected the cancer rates of the area. This article looks at the jumble of data and lays out the ambiguity at the heart of the issue.