40 years ago: Three Mile Island nuclear accident – CBS News

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“It happens this coming Thursday … the 40th anniversary of the worst nuclear power plant accident in U.S. history. A series of mishaps had created an emergency at one of the two reactors at the Three Mile Island plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – a partial meltdown, causing the release of a small amount of radiation into the atmosphere. Public health officials later declared the radiation leak inconsequential, but the damage to public confidence in nuclear power had been done.”

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