"He had worked at the Chernobyl Power Station, and at Windscale, and at Three Mile Island"
Color photograph of the Three Mile Island nuclear generating station, which suffered a partial meltdown in 1979. The reactors are in the smaller domes with rounded tops (the large smokestacks are just cooling towers).
Public Domain Three Mile Island nuclear generating station, which suffered a partial meltdown in 1979. The reactors are in the smaller domes with rounded tops (the large smokestacks are cooling towers). - Credit: United States Department of Energy, U.S. federal government

The Chernobyl Power Station in the Ukraine, Windscale in Britain and Three Mile Island in the United States have all experience nuclear accidents of varying magnitudes, leading to radiation leakage.