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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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Updated: April 17, 2020 | 12:00 pm

Pennsylvania raises alarms on transfer of radioactive Three Mile Island reactor

The Department of Environmental Protection raised several concerns related to the license transfer of TMI’s damaged Unit 2, including that “there are vast areas in the plant with unknown radiological conditions.”

By Susan Phillips

Three Mile Island wants to end siren tests, radiation monitoring as part of reduced emergency planning role

If the request is granted, the 10-mile evacuation zone surrounding TMI would cease to exist.
By David Wenner/PennLive

Episode 54: The headlines of 2019

As the year draws to a close, the reporters at WITF and PA Post been looking back at some of the state politics stories that have shaped it.

By Katie Meyer

Three Mile Island Unit 2, site of nation’s worst nuclear accident, to be sold, dismantled

EnergySolutions would buy the site from the reactor’s owner, First Energy. The deal does not include the still-operational Unit 1 reactor.

By Marie Cusick

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

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

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
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