Society News Archive

11 May 2000

An article by University of Pittsburgh researchers evaluating the 1979 Three Mile Island (TMI) accident in the June 2000 "Environmental Health Perspectives" states: "The mortality surveillance . . . does not provide consistent evidence that radioactivity released during the TMI accident has a significant impact on the mortality experience of this cohort to date."

The study was of mortality among the residents of the TMI area from 1979-1992. The article abstract can be seen at Environmental Health Perspectives Volume 108, Number 6, June 2000.