March 28 1979

James Wheeler

Halifax, United States

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I can remember being a young boy, and stories of Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania and Love Canal in New York were stealing the headlines from international events. TMI scared me when I moved to Central PA, and as a result, I put a couple of mountains between it and my home…. but after a few years, it blends in and seems a part of the scenery…… but somewhere in the back of my mind – and in the back of others I am sure – is this nagging awareness that a catastrophe could happen someday … this abundance of electricity produced by Nuclear Fission has a good side and a bad side……

Location: Three Mile Island, Middletown PA

The sign at the site says:

NUCLEAR ACCIDENT AT THREE MILE ISLAND
On March 28, 1979, and for several days thereafter — as a result of technical malfunctions and human error — Three Mile Island’s Unit 2 Nuclear Generating Station was the scene of the nation’s worst commercial nuclear accident. Radiation was released, a part of the nuclear core was damaged, and thousands of residents evacuated the area. Events here would cause basic changes throughout the world’s nuclear power industry.

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