Three Mile Island


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Three Mile Island

An island in the Susquehanna River in southeast Pennsylvania southeast of Harrisburg. It was the site of a major nuclear accident on March 28, 1979, when a partial meltdown released radioactive material and forced the evacuation of thousands of nearby residents.
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Three′ Mile` Is′land


n.
an island in the Susquehanna River, SE of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: nuclear plant accident in 1979.
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