There has been some questions on tours of Chernobyl nuclear disaster site I was wondering if the same was possible for the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant?

I did find a visitor's center but no info on whether the plant itself can be visited.

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    A 2012 article suggests tours are conducted, but note that Three Mile Island is still a functioning power station, and not a museum.
    – choster
    Feb 4, 2014 at 15:40
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    @choster Up until recently Chernobyl was a functioning power plant too but in "slightly different" juristiction.
    – Karlson
    Feb 4, 2014 at 15:43
  • Three Mile Island is also not a disaster site. Feb 5, 2014 at 14:15
  • @KristvanBesien No. Just a site of a nuclear reactor accident.
    – Karlson
    Feb 5, 2014 at 21:01
  • To be fair, you can't visit the Chernobyl plant itself either. You can get within 400m (I have the photos to prove it), but that's as close as you're permitted.
    – Mark Mayo
    Feb 14, 2014 at 3:32

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Not really. It's still a functioning power plant, and as such there are safety concerns with letting people explore a place.

There is a Three Miles Island Visitors Center, which has exhibits and video displays.

The company which operates the plant, Exelon, has their Three Miles page online as well.

A journalist for Bloomberg was taken on a tour, however, that may have been a press tour only. You could try contacting the visitors center and/or Exelon and see if there's a press tour or similar which you may be able to join.

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