TMI Responder: ‘I put my hand on the reactor’
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Thursday marks the 40th anniversary of a nuclear accident that forced evacuations near Harrisburg and spread fear across the state. Richard Lesh from Hamilton Township was 41 years old when he was sent to Three Mile Island near Harrisburg back in 1979. He was one of the first people that Met-Ed sent in to examine the reactor and see how bad the damage and radiation was.