This week on The Allegheny Front, we look back at the Three Mile Island nuclear accident on this 40th anniversary. We’ll hear from residents who still live near the nuclear power station and consider the consequences if the struggling plant, and others like it in Pennsylvania, are powered down. Plus an investigation of a rare cancer in one community.
LISTEN to the episode (29:00 minutes)
- Poll: Public Split on Nuclear Bailout- Respondents generally support nuclear as part of the state’s energy mix. But when it comes to the government acting to help out the industry, they aren’t so sure.
- A Japanese Man’s Regrets Mirror His Country’s Turn Against Nuclear Power- In Fukushima, farmers and residents now put their stock in solar.
- Three Mile Mile Island: The New Nuclear Dilemma- StateImpact Pennsylvania’s latest documentary explores the plant’s fraught history and the new fight to keep it open.
- Three Mile Island in His Own Words- When Chuck Kern got the news about an accident at nearby Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, he started an audio diary.
- A Symbolic Act of Civil Disobedience at Three Mile Island Vigil- "Sometimes you have to teach the younger generation that they have to come out and cross a line to make a point."
- State Investigating Potential Cancer Cluster in Washington County- Some fear a rare cancer is caused by radiation-contaminated waste or natural gas development. Cancer experts say that's unlikely.