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Three Mile Island

     
Three Mile Island
a nuclear power station in Pennsylvania in the US, where there was a serious accident in 1979. The people in charge managed to prevent a meltdown (=when the nuclear material melts and burns through its containers), but the accident increased opposition to nuclear power in the US and prevented new power stations from being built.

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