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Three Mile Island Anniversary Specials

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Mar 19, 2019 10:50 AM

In the early morning hours of March 28, 1979, system and human failures set off an unlikely series of events that led to a partial meltdown at the Unit 2 reactor at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Middletown, Pennsylvania, near the state capital of Harrisburg. WITF is recongizing this anniversary with a series of stories and on-air specials.

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Meltdown at Three Mile Island: 40 Years Later on WITF TV March 28 at 8:00pm - 

We'll take a look at what happened inside the containment building at TMI on March 28, the chaos, confusion, miscommunication and fear in the area surrounding the plant afterwards and the legacy of TMI after the accident.

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Three Mile Island: The New Nuclear Dilemma on WITF TV March 28 at 8:30pm - 

There's little hope of tackling climate change in the immediate future without low-carbon nuclear energy. But many nuclear plants in the U.S. are old and uneconomical--including Three Mile Island, which is set to close in fall 2019, 15 years before its license expires. Governments, including the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, have been facing a dilemma: do they save a struggling industry--to fight climate change and preserve jobs? Or do they let the plants fail?


I Remember TMI on WITF FM 89.5 & 93.3 on March 29 at 9:00am and 7:00pm -

It's estimated that in the days after the accident, tens of thousands of people in the region evacuated to stay with family and friends who lived far away from the plant. Pennsylvania is home to families who left and families who stayed, nuclear protestors and nuclear advocates, first responders, press, politicians, and others who lived through the event. They all have a story to tell. I Remember TMI features a collection of memories from the accident at Three Mile Island

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