Exelon Corp. agreed to help a nuclear watchdog group keep tabs on Three Mile Island for the next five years.And who says anti-nuclear and pro-nuclear people can't get along?
The agreement was reached with EFMR Monitoring Group, which is led by nuclear activist Eric Epstein. Under the deal, Epstein agreed not to file legal challenges to the relicensing of Three Mile Island Unit 1. The unit's license expires in 2014, but Chicago-based Exelon is trying to extend the life of the plant until 2034.
The pact calls for Exelon to increase local charitable giving and to help fund an upgrade of a radiation-monitoring system EFMR operating around the plant, Epstein said. The company also committed not to store nuclear waste from other plants at Three Mile Island, Epstein said.