Prayers offered for Japan at TMI


Associated Press

MIDDLETOWN, Pa.

The 32nd anniversary of the partial meltdown at Three Mile Island was marked at the plant with prayers for Japan.

WGAL-TV reports about 30 people gathered early Monday outside the nuclear plant near Harrisburg for a vigil to remember the worst commercial nuclear-power plant accident in U.S. history.

An equipment failure and operator errors led to a partial core meltdown at the plant’s Unit 2 reactor around 4 a.m. March 28, 1979.

Those gathered outside the plant offered their prayers for tsunami- devastated Japan, especially people forced from their homes by the crisis at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex.

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