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May 9, 2019

Next month, Exelon will begin shutting down Three Mile Island's remaining nuclear reactor

  • Cleaning up Unit 1, dismantling its buildings and removing spent fuel could cost over $1 billion.
    The Associated Press

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    Shutting down Unit 1 at Three Mile Island will cut its life short by 15 years.

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst nuclear power accident, will begin a planned shutdown starting June 1 now that it is clear that it will not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania, its owner said Wednesday.

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