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Three Mile Island

March 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island.

PA Post collaborated with WITF and PennLive on a multimedia, monthlong look at the accident, its impact and the future of TMI and the nuclear industry.

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Three Mile Island will close Sept. 30, as nuclear rescue legislation stalls in Harrisburg

The political, historical, and energy landscape of Pennsylvania made nuclear subsidies a tougher sell here, compared to other states.

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

Three Mile Island accident: 40 years later

On March 28, 1979, a series of technical and human errors led to a partial meltdown inside the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

By Staff

‘I remember TMI’: An oral history of the 1979 Three Mile Island accident as told by people who lived nearby

Seven residents tell their stories of uncertainty, confusion, fear and the decision they faced: Stay home amid risk of radiation, or flee.

By Scott Blanchard

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

‘I am the witness’: Post-Fukushima, a Japanese man’s regrets mirror his country’s turn against nuclear power

Yuji Onuma was the pride of Futaba, Japan as a 12-year-old, when he won a town slogan contest by praising nuclear power. But eight years after the meltdown, Futaba is deserted and Onuma no longer believes in nuclear energy. ‘I’m glad that I realized my mistake before I died,’ he says.

By Susan Phillips

A symbolic act of civil disobedience at Three Mile Island vigil

'Sometimes you have to teach the younger generation that they have to come out and cross a line to make a point.'
By Tim Lambert

Poll: Public is split on whether state should act to prop up nuclear industry

Respondents generally support nuclear as part of the state’s energy mix. But when it comes to the government acting to help out the industry, they aren’t so sure.

By Reid Frazier

‘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
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