Three Mile Island is closing. Now what?

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This May 22, 2017, file photo, shows the control room at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

This May 22, 2017, file photo, shows the control room at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

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Three Mile Island, infamous for being the site of the worst nuclear accident in U.S. history 40 years ago, is shutting down in September. StateImpact Pennsylvania reporter Marie Cusick explains what the closure means for how Pennsylvania gets its energy — and why the nuclear waste it generated is staying put.

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