Memoirs of a Hayseed Physicist by Peter Martel

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Part 152:

In any case, an explosion occurred and radioactive water spilled out onto the reactor floor to a considerable depth—some say as deep as three feet. The ensuing clean-up took many months. Many men were required for the job because each man had to be replaced after receiving a critical dose of radiation. Among these men were some 150 Americans, led by a navy lieutenant by the name of Jimmy Carter who later became President of the United States.

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