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The Nation

Eight people stood in silent vigil outside the Three Mile Island nuclear plant near Middletown, Pa., to mark the 10th anniversary of the nation’s worst commercial nuclear accident. The group held lighted candles and took up places about 50 yards from the plant gate at 4 a.m., the hour on March 28, 1979, when alarms pierced the air, warning of a water blockage that melted part of the plant’s core. “It was an accident that changed the world as people knew it,” said anti-nuclear organizer Gene Stilp of Harrisburg, Pa. “It was a safe atom no more.” Other events included a march and rally outside the plant that drew more than 100 participants.


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