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NOVA; Incident at Brown's Ferry

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Incident at Brown's Ferry
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974

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Fire at nuclear power plant poses questions about reactor safety. NOVA recreates March 1975 at Brown's Ferry, an Alabama nuclear power plant--the largest in the world--suffered a seven-hour fire which came very close to developing into a major public disaster.



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Chicago: “NOVA; Incident at Brown's Ferry,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed April 24, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0D17A7133F08462FA91998F4D8FC4A8F.
MLA: “NOVA; Incident at Brown's Ferry.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. April 24, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0D17A7133F08462FA91998F4D8FC4A8F>.
APA: NOVA; Incident at Brown's Ferry. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_0D17A7133F08462FA91998F4D8FC4A8F
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