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Fri Sep 20, 2019, 06:16 PM

After all that, Three Mile Island closes with a whimper, and a whisp

Forty-five years and a lot of anxiety - and cash flow - later, the Three Mile Island nuclear power station on the Susquehanna River is in retirement.

But the main public acknowledgment of that Friday felt more like a wake than a retirement party, as local officials mourned what they called the premature loss of a high-performing, safe source of economic and electric power for the midstate and beyond.


Inside the plant, and out of public view, the plant was formally removed from the region’s power grid at 12:07 p.m., according to sources on hand. Employees then gathered for what plant spokesman Dave Marcheskie called “a private, intimate ceremony to celebrate 45 years of service.”


https://www.pennlive.com/news/2019/09/after-all-that-three-mile-island-closes-with-a-whimper-and-a-whisp.html

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Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:07 PM

1. Wow,still remember

my father in law doing a major repair job on one of those Reactors after the Melt down event. He and his crew were their for a couple months refabing several poorly installed High Pressure Steam Lines by the original contractor.

Some of his comments about the Original Construction were interesting to say the least.

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Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:13 PM

2. So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good-bye!

At least it wasn't Chernobyl, that's all I can say.

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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 01:39 AM

3. China Syndrome never happened, fortunately.

I remember my high school art teacher being afraid for her unborn baby since we lived near Phila and were told that it would possible effect us downwind.

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Sat Sep 21, 2019, 08:10 AM

4. Had relatives in the evacuation zone

A horrible time as they couldn’t figure out what to do with my invalid grandfather who was too sick to travel.

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