HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The shutdown of Three Mile Island, the site of the United States’ worst commercial nuclear power accident, is imminent.
Exelon Corp. officials said the plant will stop producing electricity Friday, following through on a decision the Chicago-based energy giant made in May after it became clear that it would not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania.READ MORE: UPMC Hosting Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics Across The Area This Weekend
Three Mile Island’s Unit 1 opened in 1974 and is licensed to operate through 2034. But Exelon has complained that the plant is losing money in competitive electricity markets.READ MORE: Kennywood's 'Choose The Color' Contest For The Phantom's Revenge Winner Revealed
Three Mile Island also faces particularly difficult economics because the 1979 accident left it with just one reactor. Decommissioning it could take decades.
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