Three Mile Island to Close in 2019

The Three Mile Island Generating Station, the site of a 1979 partial nuclear meltdown in Pennsylvania, announced Tuesday that it will close by Sept. 30, 2019, unless major policy reforms are enacted to keep it open. “Today is a difficult day, not just for the 675 talented men and women who have dedicated themselves to operating Three Mile Island safely and reliably every day, but also for their families, the communities, and customers who depend on this plant to produce clean energy and support local jobs,” said Exelon Corp. President and CEO Chris Crane. The nuclear plant will begin transitioning out staff members within about six months of shutting down, Crane said.