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"There it is, the island–Three Mile Island; hiddin' in plain sight. No one's gonna snoop around a nuclear reactor. They think it's gonna turn 'em into freaks."

Three Mile Island is a nuclear power plant located in the Susquehanna River, south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.


X-Men Origins: Wolverine

During the 1970s, it served as a mutant prison run by William Stryker and his team of scientists, where they experimented on and combined the mutants' powers for the Weapon X and Weapon XI programs. The facility was destroyed in 1979 following a battle between Wolverine, Sabretooth and Deadpool.




  • In reality, the Three Mile Island Incident didn't result in the destruction of a reactor.
  • The Three Mile Island depicted in the movie differs quite heavily from the real Three Mile Island, as detailed in this photo

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