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Three Mile Island

This is Unit 1 of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station. It is the functioning part of a once larger station.

 

Unit 2 was involved in the 1979 partial core meltdown, that resulted in the worst civilian nuclear accident in United States history. It is no longer in operation.

 

I passed by the plant while I was working. You can see it in the distance from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, but this was the first time I have been this close to it.

 

It actually "snuck up" on me. I was looking at properties in the area, and paying attention to my GPS and directions. All of a sudden, TMI was right in front of me.

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Taken on March 9, 2009