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The Nation

August 28, 1985

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia denied petitions to block the restart of the undamaged Three Mile Island nuclear reactor and refused to order more federal hearings on whether the unit can be operated safely. The 68-page ruling issued by the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals clears the way for restart of the Unit 1 reactor, which has been idle since 1979, when its sister reactor was crippled by the worst accident in the history of U.S. commercial nuclear power.

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