Do you remember the TMI accident? Share your story

Written by Lisa Wardle, Digital Manager | Jan 18, 2019 2:04 PM
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Newsmen and spectators stand in front of the main gate of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Middletown, Penn., April 2, 1979. (AP Photo/Jack Kanthal)

Did you live in central Pennsylvania in the spring of 1979?

To mark the 40th anniversary of the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island, WITF is working on a series about the accident and its impact. That includes new documentary television programs, radio features and a range of online content.

We want to hear your stories about evacuating the region, why you decided to stay during the emergency, working at TMI, living near the plant, why you attribute health issues to the accident, or any other story related to the incident.

Share your story with us by emailing

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Harold Stoner carries boxes of provisions into the back of his van as his wife, Hazel, wears a towel over her head preparing to leave their home with grandson Joshua in Harrisburg, Pa., March 30, 1979. They are leaving after being warned of radiation leaking at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant. (AP Photo/Paul Vathis)

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