- The Context
- State of the State
March 2019 marked the 40th anniversary of the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island.
EnergySolutions would buy the site from the reactor’s owner, First Energy. The deal does not include the still-operational Unit 1 reactor.
The political, historical, and energy landscape of Pennsylvania made nuclear subsidies a tougher sell here, compared to other states.
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.
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.
Seven residents tell their stories of uncertainty, confusion, fear and the decision they faced: Stay home amid risk of radiation, or flee.