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​Three Mile Island Closure Portends Nuke Energy Battle In Pa.

Law360, Philadelphia (June 5, 2017, 4:02 PM EDT) -- Clean energy advocates are alarmed that Exelon's recently announced plans to shutter its Three Mile Island nuclear plant in 2019 will boost carbon emissions, and the move could provoke a fight in Pennsylvania's General Assembly over legislation to save the industry.

Exelon Corp. blamed the decision to close the reactor — famed for a 1979 meltdown — 15 years before its license is set to expire on years of financial losses and on the state's failure to offer better nuclear incentives.

But environmentalists say the proposed...
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