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A Three Mile Island Primer

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Three Mile Island

The Three Mile Island nuclear crisis began 33 years ago today. Since that’s not a round number, the anniversary hasn’t gotten much attention.

But if you’re looking for more information on Pennsylvania – and America’s – worst nuclear crisis, look no further. Here are five comprehensive reports about what happened at the Dauphin County nuclear reactor on March 28, 1979.

  • Shortly after last year’s Fukushima Daiichi meltdown, NPR compared and contrasted the world’s three most prominent nuclear disasters: Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island.
  • Weekend Edition provided detailed coverage of Three Mile Island’s legacy on the accident’s 30th anniversary.


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