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Three Mile Island

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishThree Mile IslandˌThree Mile ˈIsland  a place in Pennsylvania in the US, where there was a serious accident in 1979 in a nuclear power station (=a place where electricity is produced using nuclear energy). 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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