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Three Mile Island nuclear plant shuts down for refueling, maybe its last via Lancaster Online

The Three Mile Island nuclear plant is currently shut down for an every-two-year refueling outage — perhaps its last.

“Earlier this year, Exelon Generation announced the early retirement of Three Mile Island in 2019 and, absent a legislative solution, the refueling outage that started today will be the station’s last,” an Exelon press release stated Monday.

Some 1,200 workers have descended on the plant near Middletown to replace nearly one-third of the Unit 1 reactor’s fuel and to perform hundreds of inspections and maintenance activities.

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