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The Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant emergency shutdown spurred the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to shut down the Maine Yankee plant as well as four others.
In May 1979, the NRC allowed Maine Yankee to reopen, thus spurring protest movements that led to an unsuccessful referendum in September 1980 to close the plant.
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About This Item
- Title: Protestors with Gov. Brennan, May 25, 1979
- Creator: Gene Willman
- Creation Date: 1979-05-25
- Subject Date: 1979-05-25
- Augusta, Kennebec County, ME
- Wiscasset, Lincoln County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 26 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1880, Box 1/4
- Collection: United Press International collection
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Kennebec Journal
- Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
- Nuclear power plants--Accidents
- Power plants--Maine--Wiscasset
- Protest movements--Maine--Photographs
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