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Shoreham and Three Mile Island Collection

Collection Number
SC 446

OCLC Number


Donated by Judy Fischer in 2011.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The collection is comprised of 1 cubic ft. of reports, clippings, and correspondence pertaining to environmental issues and nuclear power plants in Shoreham, New York, and Three Mile Island, Pennsylvania. Materials date from 1921 to 1987.

Arrangement and Processing Note
Procesed by Kristen J. Nyitray in 2014 and 2016.
Finding aid updated and revised by Kristen J. Nyitray in March 2020.
The collection is arranged in the order in which it was received.


Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.  

[Box], [Item], Shoreham and Three Mile Island Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
The Three Mile Island accident was a partial meltdown of reactor number 2 of Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station (TMI-2) in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, near Harrisburg, and subsequent radiation leak that occurred on March 28, 1979. It was the most significant accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history. 

The Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant was a completed General Electric nuclear boiling water reactor located adjacent to Long Island Sound in East Shoreham, New York. The plant was built between 1973 and 1984 by the Long Island Lighting Company (LILCO). The plant faced considerable public opposition after the 1979 Three Mile Island accident and the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. On May 19, 1989, LILCO agreed not to operate the plant in a deal with the state under which most of the $6 billion cost of the unused plant was passed on to Long Island residents. In 1992, the Long Island Power Authority bought the plant from LILCO. The plant was fully decommissioned in 1994.

Sources: Wikipedia entries for "Three Mile Island accident" and "Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant." 

Shoreham Nuclear Powerplant (N.Y.)
Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant
Nuclear power plants -- Licenses -- New York (State)
Nuclear industry -- Government policy -- United States.
New York (State)
United States.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant (Pa.)
Nuclear power plants -- Pennsylvania.
Nuclear power plants.


Box 1

McHugh, J L.  Fisheries and Fishery Resources of New York Bight, 1977.

Koppelman, Lee.  A Plan for Open-Space in Suffolk County. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Suffolk County Planning Commission, 1964. 

The Brookhaven House. Harrisville, N.H.: TEA, 1979. 

Klein, John V. N.  Report of the Suffolk County Agricultural Advisory Committee to the Suffolk County Legislature . Hauppauge, N.Y.: The Committee, 1974. Print. 

Suffolk County Comprehensive Water Resources Management Plan. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Dept. of Health Services, County of Suffolk, 1987. 

Klein, John V. N.  Suffolk County Farmland Preservation Program: A Report from County Executive John V.N. Klein to the Suffolk County Legislature . Riverhead, N.Y.: publisher not identified, 1973. 

State Environmental Quality Review Act: Handbook for Local Government. Albany: New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation, 1976. 

Tempered Clothing: An Investment in Good Appearance. Chicago: Kuppenheimer, 1921. 

Testimony of Dale G. Bridenbaugh, Richard B. Hubbard, Gregory C. Minor Before the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy . Cambridge, MA: Union of Concerned Scientists, 1976. 

The Impact of Alternative Policy Reactions to Three Mile Island. New York: NERA, 1979. v. 1.

Pollard, Robert D.  Report on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Reactor Safety Review Process. Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified, 1976.

Hocevar, Carl J.  Nuclear Reactor Licensing: A Critique of the Computer Safety Prediction Methods. Cambridge, Mass: Union of Concerned Scientists, 1975.

Hocevar, Carl J.  Addendum to Nuclear Reactor Licensing, a Critique of the Computer Safety Prediction Methods . Cambridge, Mass: Union of Concerned Scientists, 1975.

Additional items: typescript reports, photocopies from books and magazines, reprints from journals, and a few letters of correspondence. Scope: Three Mile Island, Shoreham and other nuclear reactor plants.