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Deadly Engineering: Power Plant Catastrophes (S3EP3 Science Wed 22 Sep 2021)

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Power Plant Catastrophes: The nuclear meltdown of Three Mile Island and a deadly tragedy at a hydroelectric dam in Russia were power plant disasters of an unprecedented scale; experts examine the aftermath of these fatal catastrophes and explore their lasting consequences.

Airdate: Wed 22 Sep 2021 at 21:00 on Science

Season 3 Episode 3

Engineering failures are Icarus-like moments when our overreaching, greed and desire to conquer the impossible can cost not just reputations, but millions of dollars, the environment and lives. Each episode will focus on one disaster, looking at dramatic archive news footage of the disaster occurring and its devastating impact.