October 1985:

Removal of damaged core of the Unit 2 reactor began. Clean up required the design of new equipment as well as careful handling of all waste materials and the workers’ wearing of protective gear. Metropolitan Edison was reprimanded by the courts for jeopardizing cleanup workers’ health.

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Workers in some parts of TMI must wear protective clothing to guard against contamination from radioactive materials.


Defueling Training


Defueling Training