Op-ed: Three Mile Island By the Numbers, What Exelon Won’t Tell You

Posted by By at 15 August, at 22 : 28 PM Print

Dear Editor:

Exelon has been targeting the media, elected officials, and the public with doomsday predictions regarding the closure of Three Mile Island Unit-1. Their numbers are misleading, don’t add up, and fail to account for the $1.1 billion rate payers were charged to build Three Mile Island, the $987 million rate payers and taxpayers were billed to defuel TMI-2, and the $5.26 billion in stranded costs Exelon collected from rate payers to bailout their nuclear fleet as a result of deregulation.

When considering more bail out money for Three Mile Island, please remember the following numbers:

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Eric J. Epstein is RocktheCapital‘s coordinator and a community advocate for good government for over 25 years. Mr. Epstein is also Chairman of the Three Mile Island Alert, Inc., a safe-energy organization founded in 1977; President of EFMR Monitoring Group, Inc., a non-profit economic development corporation established in 1977, and Chairman of the Stray Winds Area Neighbors (SWAN), a smart growth association organized in 2005. Mr. Epstein was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Humanities at PSU-Harrisburg (1992-1999) and co-authored the Dictionary of the Holocaust, which was released by Greenwood Press (1997) - Email Eric Epstein

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