Throwback Thursday – A TMI Presidential Briefing

tbtcarterbriefingNRC officials Harold Denton (left) and Victor Stello brief President Jimmy Carter and Pennsylvania Governor Thornburgh on the Three Mile Island accident back on April 1, 1979. According to the Presidential diary for that day, available here, the President first attended Sunday services before flying from the White House to the Air National Guard Facility in Middletown, Pa., by Marine helicopter.

After a tour of TMI, then-President Carter gave some remarks to reporters and local residents, and returned to the White House by 3:54 p.m., in time to get to St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church to watch his daughter, Amy’s, violin recital.

Author: Moderator

Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

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