State House Sound Bites

Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

Episode 9: Goodbye TMI

Written by Katie Meyer | Jun 5, 2017 11:51 AM

Even if you don't typically keep up with all the latest nuclear energy news, you're probably familiar with Three Mile Island. The infamous Dauphin County nuclear plant partially melted down in 1979, in what is still the most severe nuclear accident in US history.

So why are we talking about it now? Officials at the plant announced this week that it's going to shut down in a few years unless the state intervenes. Capitolwire's Robert Swift has been reporting on TMI since the meltdown, and joins us to provide some analysis, and to help predict what's in store for PA's nuclear industry.

Angela Couloumbis of the Philly Inquirer also helps give some insight into lawmakers' perpetual reluctance to impose limits on the gifts they can accept, and much more.

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