Today in History: Three Mile Island

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President Jimmy Carter leaving Three Mile Island for Middletown, Pennsylvania.

President Jimmy Carter leaving Three Mile Island for Middletown, Pennsylvania.

At 4 a.m on Wednesday, March 28, 1979, not far from Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, the first in a series of failures occurred in the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station.

Thanks to WNYC Archivist Andy Lanset