TMI reactor decommission cost put at $918 million

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Officials said it will cost hundreds of millions of dollars to decommission a closed nuclear reactor and associated structures at Three Mile Island in Dauphin County in Central Pennsylvania, where what is considered the worst commercial nuclear plant accident in U.S. history happened in 1979.

John Buckley, of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, told residents Wednesday that dismantling Three Mile Island's Unit 2 and returning the property to a pre-plant state would cost about $918 million in 2012 dollars.

Commission officials said current plans call for the decommission to start sometime after April 2034.

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