Jimmy Carter, Three Mile Island, April 1979

President Jimmy Carter touring the TMI-2 control room on April 1, 1979 with NRR Director Harold Denton, Governor of Pennsylvania Dick Thornburgh and James Floyd, supervisor of TMI-2 operations. Note the plastic bags covering their shoes, worn to prevent the possibility of inadvertently carrying dust-borne radioactive isotopes out of the power station when they left. Of course, dust-borne radioactive isotopes would be a risk to not just their shoes, but especially their clothing. The "plastic bags" were more than likely to prevent the spilled radiation from entering their feet. Note the radioactivity "broom sweepers" totally covered in the photo below in the section, 2.4 Cleanup

Taken on 1979-04-01
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