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What’s the Half-Life on Headline Alarmism?

It’s been 30 years since Three Mile Island, the devastating nuclear accident that killed hundreds of thousands of Americans . . . oh, wait . . . actually, no one died.
But the myth of The China Syndrome lives on in the minds of America’s headline writers.
Bechtel has brought 1,400 jobs to Chattanooga to finish the construction of a second nuclear reactor at its Watts Bar facility. Good news for the local economy, right?
How does the Times Free Press tag the story? “Area Aglow over Nuclear Growth.” Cute.


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