Following the accident, many state and federal legislators were opposed to the restart of the undamaged Unit 1. Even Pennsylvania Governor Thornburgh was against restart until all of the safety problems were understood and resolved. But, it seemed like nothing was going to interfere with restarting Unit 1. The citizens surrounding TMI voted overwhelmingly to reject the restart.

Office of the Mayor
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania




Sabotage and Terrorism of Nuclear Power Plants

"...right now, people are being irradiated..."

The Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station is approximately 10 miles SSE of Harrisburg Pennsylvania, United States. Most commonly it is reported to be in Middletown, but it is actually in Londonderry Township on the beautiful Susquehanna River. Middletown is the mailing address.


Grossly deformed Gloriosa daisy found in 1989, on the river banks of the Susquehanna in Goldsboro, directly across from Three Mile Island. Another stem fasciation; this plant had a very wide flat stem, many deformed flower heads (looking like caterpillars), and a double flower growing back-to-back. This specimen still exists, and retained its color and shape.

CHAPEL HILL -- Exposure to high doses of radiation shortly after the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island may have increased cancer among Pennsylvanians downwind of the plant, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say.

It wasn’t that long ago when Pennsylvania legislators proclaimed that the market was best suited to determine what energy technologies should move Pennsylvania forward.

And, it wasn’t that long ago that nuclear power generators, after receiving $9 billion from rate payers, embraced the marketplace and deregulation.

Susquehanna Steam Electric Station - Integrated Inspection Report 05000387/2018004 and 05000388/2018004