Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island
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CBS News
September 20, 2019 - 4:30 pm
Three Mile Island Unit 1, the nuclear power station whose name has become synonymous with the nation's worst nuclear accident, was closed for good on Friday.
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What will it take to shut down Three Mile Island Unit 1? Feds say 60 years, more than $1B
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AP News
September 18, 2019 - 9:17 am
Federal authorities want to store the partially melted core from one of the United States' worst nuclear power accidents for another 20 years in Idaho. Read more here.
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What will it take to shut down Three Mile Island Unit 1? Feds say 60 years, more than $1B
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Mark Abrams
July 16, 2019 - 3:48 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It will take 60 years to complete, and the price tag is more than a billion dollars. That's what officials are saying it will take to put Three Mile Island's Unit 1 nuclear power plant out of service for good. "Decommissioning a nuclear power plant is more akin to a...
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Three Mile Island
Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
May 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, PA. (KYW Newsradio) — The owners of the Three Mile Island plant have announced they are giving up on help from the state legislature and will proceed with shutting the nuclear power station down. And while legislative leaders are indicating that a last-minute attempt to keep the plant...
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Three Mile Island
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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...
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Three Mile Island
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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...
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Three Mile Island
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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...
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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...
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An undated photo of men working at the Three Mile Island power plant.
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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. ___...
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Three Mile Island
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Tony Romeo
February 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The future of nuclear power is unclear and the new majority leader of the state House says Pennsylvania lawmakers’ response to that situation is also unclear. Low natural gas prices have helped put two Pennsylvania nuclear plants, Three Mile Island and Beaver...
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