There comes a time when any project like this one ceases to be a solitary effort and becomes the work of many. That time has come for Inside TMI. There are many, many people who have taken time from their lives to contribute information, insight, and personal experience to improve and expand this project, and I would like to thank each of them.
The list is in no particular order, and if I have left anyone out, please understand that I am simply forgetful, not ungrateful.
John De Armond
John is a nuclear engineer. He was on-site as a consultant as early as two days after the accident, and stayed until after Unit 1 was restarted. He was on one of the containment entry teams in 1981, and is thus a braver man than most of us will ever be. John straightened me out on several critical details in the narrative, particularly some involving the main condenser.
Mr. Hower is one of the foremost authorities on the early history of the area of Pennsylvania where TMI is located.
Mitch is a professor of chemistry at Pacific Union College. His sharp eyes caught me using the wrong symbol for the element Boron, saving me a lot of embarrassment.
Mark is a professor at Niagara College in Canada. He teaches a course called "Introduction to Technology", and has mirrored this site on his course page for the use of his students.
Adam pointed out early on that contrary to my claims, Inside TMI was impossible to read with the Lynx text-only web browser. He was also kind enough to test the site again with that browser after I made appropriate changes. Much of his good work may have been obliterated by my April 2005 CSS upgrade to the site's structure, and still more impact may be noticed with the 2009 rewrite.
Paul moved to the area near TMI approximately nine days after the accident, and related some of his personal experiences.
Rodney is a student at Central Connecticut State University, and spotted some information in a book that I had not previously seen; it explained some crucial inconsistencies in the reports.
Anna is the daughter of a physics professor in Kuopio, Finland, and gave me some pointers on using the proper units for temperature!
Jay and Valerie McClymont
Jay wrote me to ask about a book that he thought might contain an interview with his wife, then 9 years old and living in Hershey. I happened to have the book, and passed the information along, in the process meeting yet another person with firsthand experience of the accident's effects on the local population.
Sara writes for the Philadelphia Weekly, and wrote an article describing her visit to TMI. An excellent piece of writing, the story provided me with valuable insight.