Three Mile Island Is Closing


Three Mile Island

40 years ago, the 3-mile island meltdown occurred. Legislation voted to shut down the nuclear power plant when the plant started losing money due to cheaper and renewable sources. Some states opposed this legislation, however, in Pennsylvania it passed. It was decided on September 30 that the nuclear power plant would close. Their goals are to carefully clean and dispose of the first, and still active site, and after that to get the second site cleaned up and disposed of. It was not mentioned how they planned to clean or dispose of any of the nuclear waste. However, there is a downside to the closing. Over 1,000 people are losing their jobs because of this closure. Families have been forced to move around and look for new jobs. Hopefully all people involved will be able to safely clean up the site and find new work.

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