Lisa Wardle

Lisa works with the PA Post team of reporters, editors and its audience to create engaging content for digital platforms. She previously worked as an entertainment reporter and digital producer at PennLive/The Patriot-News, a copy editor at The Sentinel and a writer for a pet industry magazine.

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Workers from Metropolitan Edison's Three Mile Island nuclear plant stand outside visitors center early on March 30, 1979, as two cooling towers from the nuclear plant are visible in the background. Officials at the site declared an

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

These photographs depict scenes from Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Middletown, Dauphin County, and the surrounding region in the days before and after the partial meltdown at the Unit 2 reactor.

By Lisa Wardle

Lisa Wardle and Marie Cusick play the REACT-OR board game at Dickinson College.

How Three Mile Island and the nuclear industry influenced popular culture

After the accident at Three Mile Island, Dickinson College teacher Lonna Malmsheimer interviewed about 400 residents. One thing she noticed was how many people turned to fiction to make sense of the real-world events around them.

By Lisa Wardle

Pennsylvania Governor Dick Thornburgh, left, announces the closing of schools in the area around the Three Mile Island PWR, on March 30, 1979, in Harrisburg, Pa., after an accident at the nuclear power plant led to the release of radioactive gas from the reactor into the atmosphere. The governor advised the evacuation of small children and pregnant women. Standing at right is Lt. Gov. William Scranton.

Watch: Gov. Thornburgh speaks two days after Three Mile Island partial meltdown

“We’re getting conflicting reports too,” Gov. Dick Thornburgh said in response to a reporter’s question at a press conference March 30, 1979.

By Lisa Wardle

Walter Creitz, right, president of Metropolitan Edison Company, turns away as company Vice President John Herbein answers questions at a news conference in Hershey, Pa., on March 29, 1979. The conference was held because of an accident that occured at the company's Three Mile Island nuclear power plant near Harrisburg, Pa., that caused radiation leakage into the atmosphere.

Watch: MetEd press conference the day after the Three Mile Island accident

Plant owner Metropolitan Edison did not have a communications team to address the situation. Instead, Vice President Jack Herbein and President Walter Creitz spoke directly to reporters in Middletown.

By Lisa Wardle

Three Mile Island Documentary Preview Screening

Register for a screening of two documentaries — one looking at the partial meltdown, and one looking at the future for TMI and the nuclear industry.

By Lisa Wardle