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Op-Ed: Safer reactors coming with new tech and mixed feelings

Sydney - The next generation of nuclear reactors has been a long time coming. The good news is that some of the major issues now have solutions. The mixed feelings, however, are much the same.

Three Mile Island nuclear plant set to close by September 30

Exelon Generation announced Wednesday that Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit 1 (TMI) will shut down by Sept. 30, 2019, now that it is clear that it will not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania.

Three Mile Island Power Plant needs bailout or it will close

The owners of Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant, the site of the worst nuclear disaster in U.S. history, announced on Tuesday it would be forced to shut down in 2019 unless the state of Pennsylvania steps in to help them out.

Study: Surge in coal pollution led to smaller newborns

A new study on the effects of coal pollution took a fresh look at what happens when a community switches from nuclear power to coal-fired power, using the 1979 Three-Mile Island nuclear accident.

Scary removal of Fukishima fuel rods begins

Tokyo - Pressure to complete the unprecedented work is rising because of fears a new major earthquake could decimate Japan and threaten the U.S. West Coast .

Coolant pump triggers Three Mile Island reactor shutdown

Middletown - A Pennsylvania nuclear power plant unexpectedly was shut down on Thursday after a reactor coolant pump stopped working. Currently, workers have to wait until the area cools before going in to fix the problem.

NRC approves two new nuclear reactors in Georgia

Washington - The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in a 4-1 vote on Thursday, approved extension of licenses for two new nuclear reactors at the Vogtle nuclear site in Georgia, the first licenses granted in more than 30 years, an approval called “a moral hazard.”

Workers Sent Home after Radiation Leak at Three Mile Island

A leak on Saturday at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania saw 150 workers sent home after the sounding of an airborne radiological contamination alarm.
 

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Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station as of February 2014.
Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station as of February 2014.
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Color photograph of the Three Mile Island nuclear generating station  which suffered a partial meltd...
Color photograph of the Three Mile Island nuclear generating station, which suffered a partial meltdown in 1979. The reactors are in the smaller domes with rounded tops (the large smokestacks are just cooling towers).
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Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant
Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant
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