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Smart Talk: TMI closing?; Flight 800 anniversary

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jul 15, 2016 8:46 AM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, July 15, 2016:

There was a time when the mention of the Three Mile Island nuclear plant made Central Pennsylvanians think back to the 1979 partial meltdown at the facility's Unit #2 reactor.

TMI doesn't seem to get the same reaction today, especially since Unit #1 has been generating electricity safely for the past 30 years.  However, TMI is not making the kind of money it once did in the energy market and its future is being assessed by owner Exelon Corporation and that includes the possibility of shutting the plant down, even though it is currently licensed to operate until 2034.

Appearing on Friday's Smart Talk to discuss the speculation is Joe Dominguez, Exelon Executive Vice President of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs and Public Policy.

Also, on July 17, 1996, Trans World Airlines Flight 800 exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 230 people on board. This Sunday marks the 20th anniversary of the third-deadliest accident in U.S. aviation history.

The tragedy disproportionately affected one Pennsylvania community more than any other. Twenty-one of the 230 victims came from Montoursville in Lycoming County. They were Montoursville High School students and their five chaperones traveling for a student exchange program in France.

Joining us Friday to discuss the impact of the tragedy on Montoursville over the last 20 years are Chris Miller, Penn State College of Technology Police Chief and Police Chief of Montoursville in 1996, and John Dorin, Mayor of Montoursville.

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