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This file photo released by the US National Archives and taken in April 1979 shows a view of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant near Middletown, Pa. Thirty years after the accident at Three Mile Island shattered Americans' trust in nuclear power, lawmakers were pushing for a nuclear energy rebirth as a safe, green way to wean the United States off foreign oil. No new reactors have been opened in the US since the accident at Three Mile Island in central Pennsylvania, which began to unfold in the early hours of March 28, 1979 when cooling water started seeping through an open valve in a reactor.

PHOTO: AFP/Newscom/File

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