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Abandoned Nuclear Plant Revived As Solar Energy Hub

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Back in 1981, construction of a nuclear power plant in Surgoinsville, Tennessee, was halted due to high costs. Three Mile Island was a nuclear station that suffered a meltdown and created more regulations for the new plant to meet. Understandably, it received negative feedback from a worried community that didn’t want the same catastrophic events to occur again. After all these years of abandonment, it now serves an entirely new purpose as an innovative renewable energy resource.

Construction on the new plant began three years before ultimately being cancelled. After nuclear power had a large buzz in the early 1970s, over 100 construction projects were halted. Many of these were due to the disaster at Three Mile Island that impacted hundreds of people. While there were no deaths from the accident, studies show how radiation triggered more cancer in those that lived in the community.