Wednesday marks 39 years since Three Mile Island nuclear accident

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Wednesday marks 39 years since the worst commercial nuclear accident in U.S. history at Three Mile Island. 

On March 28, 1979, equipment failure and human error caused a partial meltdown in the Unit 2 Reactor. 

Officials reported low levels of radiation released into the air. 

The crisis lasted five days. 

Three Mile Island is scheduled to shut down next September after several years of failing to sell its electricity at auction. 

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