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Three Mile Island

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An island in the Susquehanna River in southeast Pennsylvania southeast of Harrisburg. It was the site of a major nuclear accident on March 28, 1979, when a partial meltdown released radioactive material and forced the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents.

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  • The name Three Mile Island is forever linked to the partial meltdown that occurred in 1979, at the plant's Unit 2, which remains shut down.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • The name Three Mile Island is forever linked to the partial meltdown that occurred in 1979, at the plant's Unit 2, which remains shut down.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • The name Three Mile Island is forever linked to the partial meltdown that occurred in 1979, at the plant's Unit 2, which remains shut down.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • Even the climactic fight at Three Mile Island, which is where Stryker has been hiding mutants, is banal and quite uninspiring for a popcorn picture.

    Alliance of Women Film Journalists

  • Even the climactic fight at Three Mile Island, which is where Stryker has been hiding mutants, is banal and quite uninspiring for a popcorn picture.

    Alliance of Women Film Journalists

  • Hopefully we won't have to experience another major radiation release or nuclear accident such as Three Mile Island or Chernobyl before public opinion swings against new nuclear plants as the Obama administration and Congress are promoting.

    John Rosenthal: Wake Up and Smell the Oil

  • Technology is blamed not only for its dramatic disasters — such as Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Bhopal, and Exxon Valdez — but also for the insidious, alienating replacement of conversation and community by television watching and net surfing.

    Technological Nightmares (Lecture)~ Introduction

  • Others worry about accidents such as Three Mile Island, where no one was even injured despite the primitive technology.

    NewsBlaze.com Current News - Top Stories

  • Others worry about accidents such as Three Mile Island, where no one was even injured despite the primitive technology.

    NewsBlaze.com Current News - Top Stories

  • C.H.U.D., disasters such as Three Mile Island had primed the movie-going public for the idea of a horde of killer zombies created by nuclear waste.

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  • The site of a nuclear power plant meltdown in the 1970's

    January 17, 2015