Governor Wolf Issues Statement on Three Mile Island Planned Shutdown Announcement
May 08, 2019
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement in response to the announcement by Exelon Generation that it will cease operations at its Three Mile Island facility:
“I was disappointed to learn this morning’s unfortunate news and continue to stand today with the workers at Three Mile Island and the surrounding community. I have directed the Department of Labor & Industry to immediately begin plans to engage with these workers about their futures, and a Rapid Response team is in the process of being deployed. They are skilled workers who are in-demand in the economy. While I understand the operator is working to offer internal positions to these workers, we will not spare our resources to provide assistance to those who will be impacted.
“I still believe it is essential to continue this important conversation about preserving and growing Pennsylvania’s carbon-free energy footprint. I remain hopeful that a consensus on a path forward can be reached in the coming weeks.”