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Legacy of Three Mile Island accident, political power of gas industry makes nuclear subsidies an uphill battle in Pennsylvania

The nuclear industry says the power market isn’t built to consider a value like carbon-free emissions. But one state representative, for example, is balking at the projected cost of the subsidy.

By Marie Cusick

Pennsylvania utility regulator speaks out against state Senate’s nuclear bailout bill

Public Utility Commissioner Andrew Place sent a memo last week outlining why he thinks the Senate version of the nuclear subsidy bill is a bad idea.

By Marie Cusick

How much would a nuclear subsidy add to your electric bill? Here’s a breakdown

State lawmakers are considering giving out roughly half-a-billion dollars a year in subsidies Pennsylvania’s nuclear power industry. How much would it cost you?

By Marie Cusick

Gas, nuclear lobbies butt heads as Senate takes up nuclear-rescue bill

Chamber's first hearing on bill became discussion on fairness of Pennsylvania's energy economy
By Katie Meyer

Political fight begins over bill to rescue Pennsylvania nuclear industry

A House panel heard a litany of arguments for and against a bill that would provide a $500 million annual subsidy to Pennsylvania’s nuclear industry.

By Marie Cusick

Forty years later, the prospect of a TMI-related evacuation remains daunting

The last several decades have brought more detailed plans and better technology, but the people responsible for TMI disaster prep say there will always be unknowns.
By Katie Meyer

‘Three Mile Island: As It Happened’ — a three-part podcast

Relive the moment-by-moment tensions as the nation’s worst nuclear accident unfolded at Three Mile Island in March 1979.

By Tim Lambert

Watch ‘Three Mile Island: The New Nuclear Dilemma’

The partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant near Harrisburg in 1979 sparked a major anti-nuclear backlash — halting the industry’s growth in the U.S. for decades. But now, amid climate concerns, there’s a big push to keep nuclear plants open.

By Marie Cusick

Rep. Mehaffie talks up his nuclear bailout bill; opponents line up to trash it

Dauphin County Republican puts the price tag of his nuclear bailout at $500 million annually, arguing that’s cheaper than doing nothing.

By Marie Cusick

Unsolicited, PUC commissioner sends legislators a breakdown of nuclear bailout options

In Andrew Place's analysis, Three Mile Island would close under most scenarios
By Marie Cusick
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