Three Mile Island in 3D for Google Earth

Here we have a nice 3D model of an infamous location: Three Mile Island near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. This was the site in 1979 of a partial core meltdown which did not result in any identifiable injuries or the need for evacuation. See details at Wikipedia. The Three Mile Island model was created by Joe Wade and posted at the Google Earth Community. When you first open the model, he has one of the cores exposed in a cut-away view so you can see he has modeled the core interior. You can click on “Core_half” to return the missing half. If you turn off the 3D models you can also see the plant in the satellite photo provided by Google Earth. Nice work Joe!

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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