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Three Mile Island (March 28, 1979)

History's Worst Nuclear Disasters

Three Mile Island (March 28, 1979)

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The most serious nuclear accident in U.S. history took place at the Three Mile Island plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, when a pressure valve failed to close, allowing contaminated water to drain into adjoining buildings. The incident eroded the American public's faith in nuclear power.

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