Exelon To Prematurely Close Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant

May 31, 2017

Exelon has announced it will prematurely close the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in September 2019—15 years before its license expires. The plant’s been unable to compete. Like coal companies, the nuclear power industry faces slowing demand for electricity, along with a glut of cheaper natural gas and renewables. Around the country, five nuclear plants have retired in the past five years, and another five are scheduled to close within a decade. 

Credit Joe Ulrich, WITF

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