Photos: A look back at the Three Mile Island accident, evacuations, protests and cleanup

  • Lisa Wardle/WITF
This March marks the 40th anniversary of the partial meltdown at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. PA Post is collaborating with WITF and PennLive on a multimedia, monthlong look at the accident, its impact and the future of TMI and the nuclear industry. That includes new documentary television and radio programs, long-form audio stories, photos, and digital videos. The work will include the voices of people affected as well as community events to engage with listeners, readers and viewers.

These photographs show scenes at and near Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Middletown, Dauphin County, in the days before and after the partial meltdown at the Unit 2 reactor on March 28, 1979.

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