Three Mile Island http://wesa.fm en Three Mile Island: Measuring The Impact 35 Years Later http://wesa.fm/post/three-mile-island-measuring-impact-35-years-later <p>Friday marks the 35th anniversary of the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history. On March 28, 1979, one of the reactors at the The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Dauphin County partially melted down.<br /><br />Back then, no one knew exactly what was going to happen. The incident was unprecedented.<br /><br />Former Governor Dick Thornburgh was at the center of the crisis. He marked the anniversary at an event Thursday at Penn State’s Harrisburg campus in Middletown–not far from the plant.<br /> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:53:52 +0000 Marie Cusick | StateImpact PA 26635 at http://wesa.fm Three Mile Island: Measuring The Impact 35 Years Later Feds Seek Public Input On Plan to Decommission Three Mile Island http://wesa.fm/post/feds-seek-public-input-plan-decommission-three-mile-island <p>Thirty-five years after the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history, plans for the eventual decommissioning of the Three Mile Island plant are still causing a stir.</p><p>In a sparsely attended yet contentious public meeting Wednesday night in Hershey, the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission discussed plans for the eventual decommissioning of the plant.</p><p>About a dozen people turned out to talk about the plans, which call for dismantling the mothballed Unit 2 along with the operational Unit 1 when its license expires in 2034.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 17:06:01 +0000 Marie Cusick | StateImpact Pennsylvania 15674 at http://wesa.fm