LONDONDERRY TOWNSHIP – Rep. Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) today issued the following statement in response to the decision to begin the process to close the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station. Hickernell represents Londonderry Township in the state House of Representatives, where the station is located, and is a member of the Senate-House Nuclear Energy Caucus.
“I am very disappointed in the decision to begin the process to close the Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station. I feel bad for the employees at Three Mile Island and their families who are impacted by this decision. Three Mile Island’s importance to the surrounding community, the 98th District and the state cannot be understated. I remain hopeful that the situation could change and the decision can be reversed.
“TMI provides about 700 stable, family-sustaining jobs and nuclear power provides 38 percent of all of Pennsylvania’s electricity virtually emission free. No other form of electrical generation can produce more emission-free power, more reliably and with a smaller footprint than nuclear power.
“As a member of the Senate-House Nuclear Energy Caucus, I recognize the environmental and economic importance of nuclear power and am looking for ways to support and strengthen nuclear power generation.”
Representative Dave Hickernell
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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