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Middletown, Pennsylvania: Three Mile Island

Rural road offers pleasant views of the notorious nuke plant and its post-accident containment building. A historical marker recounts the events of March 1979.

3140 River Rd, Middletown, PA
From Middletown drive south on PA-441/River Rd for 3.5 miles. On the west side of the road is the view, and on the east side is a historical marker recounting the accident.
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Historical marker.

Three Mile Island

Historical marker, old observation building, and panoramic view.

[LJ Wilson, 06/05/2022]

The marker stands along scenic River Road, across from the site of the "nation's worst commercial nuclear accident."

Three Mile Island.

Three Mile Island

This was the site of the famous nuclear accident of March 28, 1979. Quite an ominous structure, and the concrete containment building that covers facility unit 2 is clearly visible from the road.

[R Mogel, 09/08/2021]

The Exelon Training Center across the road used to be the Three Mile Island Visitor Center, which had a nice gift shop with simulated nuclear fuel pellets, cooling tower coffee mugs, and Three Mile Island baseball caps.

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