Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Three Mile Island, site of 1979 nuclear accident, to close in 2019

Three Mile Island, site of 1979 nuclear accident, to close in 2019: Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island power plant will close in 2019, forty years after it was the site of the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history, as low natural gas prices make the costs of atomic energy uncompetitive, its owner said on Tuesday.

The plant's name has been synonymous with public fears over the risks associated with nuclear power since the plant suffered a partial meltdown in 1979, sparking sweeping new rules for handling emergencies at nuclear sites.

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