Three Mile Island suffers minor radiation leak

    Investigators at Three Mile Island want to know what went wrong that led to a brief release of radioactive dust inside the nuclear power plant over the weekend.

    Investigators at Three Mile Island want to know what went wrong that led to a brief release of radioactive dust inside the nuclear power plant over the weekend.

    Ralph DeSantis is a spokesman with Three Mile Island.

    DeSantis: Several teams have been formed to ensure that we completely understand what happened. and make sure this does not happen again as we proceed with our work.

    DeSantis said that public safety was never endangered by Saturday’s incident but a radio monitor at the entrance of the reactor did register a jump in radiation.

    DeSantis says they have pinpointed what caused the the spike.

    DeSantis: The change in air flow inside the reactor building caused some contaminated particles to get into the air.

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says the radiation detected isn’t significant.

    In 1979, Three Mile Island suffered a partial core meltdown. It remains the worst nuclear accident in the U.S.

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