Latest Three Mile Island Stories

2011-03-22 09:25:00

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual vigil in remembrance of the disaster at Three Mile Island will be held as usual starting at 3:15 A.M. at the North Gate of Three Mile Island. This will be the 32nd vigil since the accident in 1979 when T.M.I. Unit #1's core melted down. TIME: Start at 3:15 A.M. DATE: March 28, 2011 PLACE: North gate of Three Mile Island, 2 miles south of Middletown, PA on route 441 DEDICATION: This year the vigil is dedicated to the...

2009-09-10 13:00:00

Two, Large Steam Generators En Route to Three Mile Island Through South Central PA Sept. 15-30 HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than two years of planning and coordination with many state and local agencies has prepared Pennsylvania to accommodate the move of two large steam generators this month that are destined for Three Mile Island, Governor Edward G. Rendell said today. The generators, which do not contain radioactive material, are expected to enter...

2009-06-27 10:45:00

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) released a statement on Friday announcing the completion of the environmental section of the license renewal proceeding for Exelon Corp's 786-megawatt Unit 1 at the Three Mile Island nuclear power station in Pennsylvania, Reuters reported. It concluded that an additional 20 years of operation would present no environmental impacts. Unit 1's current license expires on April 19, 2014. But the renewal will extend the reactor's operating life until...

2006-04-20 00:00:00

By Jon Hurdle MIDDLETOWN, Pennsylvania -- Four giant cooling towers loom over the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, reminders of the fears and hopes surrounding an industry that may help cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Two towers stand quiet, idle since a partial meltdown in a reactor almost 30 years ago in the nation's worst nuclear accident. Two others belch steam from an active reactor, providing cheap electricity to 400,000 homes. Unlike the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine -- which will...

2006-02-28 20:50:58

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pennsylvania conducted surprise inspections at its five nuclear plants after learning that a shift supervisor had fallen asleep at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, the scene of the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history, a spokesman for Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell said on Tuesday. All five plants passed the inspections, officials said. The 1979 accident at Three Mile Island accident shocked the nation and brought new construction of nuclear...

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