Monday marks the 37th anniversary of the accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, the nation’s worst nuclear accident. A combination of human error and malfunctioning controls resulted in a partial meltdown of the Unit 2 reactor and caused tens of thousands of Central Pennsylvania residents to be evacuated or to flee the area for several days in 1979.
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A STATE of panic gripped America 37 years ago as news of a major accident at one of the country’s largest nuclear power plants started to leak out. On March 28, 1979, a cooling malfunction caused part of the core to melt in reactor Number 2 at Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station (TMI-2), in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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