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Near Middletown in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island

 
 
Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lora Mueller, circa January 9, 2009
1. Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island Marker
Inscription. On March 28, 1979, and for several days thereafter — as a result of technical malfunctions and human error — Three Mile Island's Unit 2 Nuclear Generating Station was the scene of the nation’s worst commercial nuclear accident. Radiation was released, a part of the nuclear core was damaged, and thousands of residents evacuated the area. Events here would cause basic changes throughout the world’s nuclear power industry.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 9.183′ N, 76° 43.043′ W. Marker is near Middletown, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on River Road (Pennsylvania Route 441) south of Pecks Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown PA 17057, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Canal (approx. 3.3 miles away); Middletown (approx. 3.3 miles away); "Sant Peter's Kierch" (approx. 3.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Monument (approx. 3.4 miles away); Burd Tombs (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Three Mile Island 1979 Emergency
Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Fernie, May 6, 2000
2. Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island Marker
. Website devoted to the accident. (Submitted on March 21, 2007.) 

2. Nuclear Accident at Three Mile Island - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2007, by Steve Fernie of Arlington, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,746 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 19, 2011, by Lora Mueller of Silver Spring, Maryland.   2. submitted on March 21, 2007, by Steve Fernie of Arlington, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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