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State regulators settle over proposed transfer of Three Mile Island’s Unit 2 reactor

State environmental regulators are withdrawing their objection to a proposed license transfer for Three Mile Island’s Unit 2 reactor, after raising concerns over an accelerated decommissioning at the site.

By Rachel McDevitt

Three Mile Island operator, surrounding communities to scale back emergency planning for shuttered site

Starting in January 2021, Exelon won’t have to maintain a 10-mile planning zone around the plant and it can end off-site radiation monitoring and regular siren tests.

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: April 17, 2020 | 12:00 pm

Pennsylvania raises alarms on transfer of radioactive Three Mile Island reactor

The Department of Environmental Protection raised several concerns related to the license transfer of TMI’s damaged Unit 2, including that “there are vast areas in the plant with unknown radiological conditions.”

By Susan Phillips

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Three Mile Island wants to end siren tests, radiation monitoring as part of reduced emergency planning role

If the request is granted, the 10-mile evacuation zone surrounding TMI would cease to exist.
By David Wenner/PennLive

Episode 54: The headlines of 2019

As the year draws to a close, the reporters at WITF and PA Post been looking back at some of the state politics stories that have shaped it.

By Katie Meyer

With TMI closed, nuclear advocates’ concern shifts to Pa.’s other plants

Those who support nuclear worry that without tax breaks, the plants will be shut out of a competitive energy market
By Katie Meyer


Updated: September 19, 2019 | 6:21 pm

Three Mile Island nuclear power plant’s shutdown is imminent

Exelon Corp. officials said the plant will stop producing electricity Friday, following through on a decision the Chicago-based energy giant made in May after it became clear that it would not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press


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