nuclear power

Three Mile Island
Carolyn Kaster/AP, file
Mark Abrams
May 08, 2019 - 11:37 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP/KYW Newsradio) — Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident 40 years ago, will begin a planned shutdown starting June 1 now that it is clear that it will not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania, its owner said Wednesday. Exelon...
Read More
Electric bill.
tommaso79/Getty Images
David Madden
April 18, 2019 - 6:35 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — If you live or operate a business in New Jersey, your electric bill is going up to subsidize three South Jersey nuclear plants. PSE&G will get $300 million a year for the next three years under the 4-1 vote from the Board of Public Utilities in return for keeping...
Read More
Former Gov. Tom Ridge was the heavy hitter called in by backers of a bill to prop up the state’s struggling nuclear power industry as the state House held the first hearing on the proposal.
Tony Romeo/KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
April 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Former Gov. Tom Ridge was the heavy hitter called in by backers of a bill to prop up the state’s struggling nuclear power industry as the state House held the first hearing on the proposal. Meanwhile, Ridge’s former energy guru was the star witness for the...
Read More
Three Mile Island
Jeff Fusco/Getty Images
Jim Melwert
March 29, 2019 - 5:00 am
Part 5 of a five-part series . In 1979, a small town just outside Harrisburg was the focus of the world, trying to understand what was happening at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. In the final installment this series, we look ahead to the future of nuclear power. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW...
Read More
Three Mile Island
Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Jim Melwert
March 28, 2019 - 5:00 am
Part 4 of a five-part series . The partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant happened 40 years ago today. Our week-long look back continues as we explore how people who lived around the plant handled the news. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Forty years ago today, the partial...
Read More
Three Mile Island
York Daily Record
Jim Melwert
March 27, 2019 - 5:00 am
Part 3 of a five-part series . As we mark the 40th anniversary of the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island, KYW Newsradio is taking a look back at the near-catastrophe while also examining the future of nuclear power. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile...
Read More
An undated photo of men working at the Three Mile Island power plant.
Paul Kuehnel, York Daily Record/USA Today Images
Jim Melwert
March 26, 2019 - 5:00 am
Part 2 of a five-part series . As we mark the 40th anniversary of the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island, KYW Newsradio is looking back at the near-catastrophe that focused the world’s attention on a small town outside Harrisburg while changing the general perception of nuclear energy. ___...
Read More
Dave Martens, publisher of the York Daily Record for many years and now president of The York Dispatch, operated the YDR when it covered the accident at Three Mile Island's nuclear power plant.
York Daily Record file/USA Today Images
Jim Melwert
March 25, 2019 - 5:00 am
Part 1 of a five-part series . Thursday marks 40 years since the partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant outside Harrisburg. KYW Newsradio is taking a look back at the near-catastrophe while also looking at the future of nuclear power. ___ PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It...
Read More
Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A state lawmaker has introduced controversial legislation to prop up the troubled nuclear power industry in Pennsylvania. But the bill does not appear to be on a fast-track for the time being. The legislation would add nuclear power to Pennsylvania's Alternative...
Read More
Three Mile Island
Jeff Fusco/Getty Images
Tony Romeo
February 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- As state budget hearings continue, Pennsylvania lawmakers continue their soul-searching over what – if anything – to do about the imminent closure of nuclear power plants. Members of the Public Utility Commission appeared before Senate Appropriations Committee...
Read More