Newspaper: The Evening Sentinel

Date: April 5, 1979

Title: Recovery Emergency Declared

Author: Unknown


Cumberland County commissioners today declared a county state of emergency "for the purpose of planning, readiness and the recovery of costs" relating to the Three Mile Island nuclear accident.

Commissioners also requested local taxing bodies submit itemization of nuclear accident-related expenses for possible Met-Ed reimbursement.

Commissioners issued State of Disaster Emergency for possible collection of federal and state funds to aid in normalization, Commissioner Nelson Punt said.

Commissioners also asked local government officials and school districts to "assemble all the bills and records of overtime payments by police departments, school bus drivers and other people that…you have asked to participate in the readiness preparations attendant to this emergency."