When an author returns home to Pennsylvania and learns many have cancer after the 1979 meltdown at Three Mile Island nuclear plant, she’s blindside by her diagnosis – yet remains determined to reveal the truth.

Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima, Hanford…

“This affects all of us.”


On March 28, 1979, Three Mile Island suffered a meltdown, the world’s first at a commercial nuclear plant.

Due to its invisible, insidious, and latent nature, we, those four counties surrounding Three Mile Island (TMI) are now beginning to see the long-term effects of being exposed to ionizing radiation - including the second generation.

Radioactive isotope iodine-131 was “accidentally” and deliberately released from the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island in 1979 into the air and the Susquehanna River, the drinking water to 6 million. [1]

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, Three Mile Island announced, it would close in 2019. [2]

Dr. Goldenberg of the Hershey Medical Center and Penn State University College of Medicine published a molecular medical study that links thyroid cancer to the 1979 nuclear accident at TMI the next day. [3]  

Iodine-131 mimics and replaces iodide in the body when radioactive food and water are ingested and taking ‘KI’ or potassium iodide tablets can prevent thyroid cancer. [4]

In 1979 during TMI’s nuclear accident, President Carter ordered 250,000 dosages of potassium iodide for the people of central Pennsylvania, but it was not distributed. The nuclear industry knew it would be a death sentence for its business. [5]

And since 2001, potassium iodide tablets are distributed for free to those living near nuclear plants in 36 states including Pennsylvania with its 5 operating nuclear plants, 3 on the Susquehanna River becasue they know Iodine-131 causes thryoid cancer. [6]

In 2012, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor. My younger brother was also diagnosed with a brain tumor, thyroid cancer, and skin cancer.

We lived 12.33 miles south of TMI and were teenagers in 1979, running track that day and delivering newspapers that night and the next... Too many in the four counties surrounding TMI are sick or have died too soon. This film is for them.[7]

I wrote this screenplay to tell the truth about Three Mile Island.

Cesium-137 mimics and replaces potassium in the body and is known to cause brain cancer and tumors, cancers of the soft organs, and neurological diseases. Its half life is 30.17 years. [8]

Strontium-90 is called the “bone seeker” by      the Nuclear Regulatory Commission because it mimics and replaces calcium in the body. It is known to cause blood and bone cancers like multiple myeloma and leukemia. Its half life is 28.8 years. [9]

We encourage more TMI Survivors to submit testimonials for additional studies beyond thyroid cancer to test and include other cancers and neurological diseases.[10]

We have more than 4,000 TMI survivors are members in Facebook group at this time. [11]  They have shared their diagnoseson our website:

Interactive Map of TMI Diagnoses [12]

These radioactive isotopes were also released into our air and water beginning in 1939 during The Manhattan Project when the two bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, and then with the atomic bomb testing on the Pacific Ocean (1945-1970) and the atomic bomb testing in the deserts of Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico plus and other accidents worldwide.[13]

In 1986, radioactive fallout from Chernobyl’s nuclear disaster hit 40% of European countries and contaminated food in 15 countries. [14]

The triple meltdown at Fukushima in 2011 closed fisheries and its fallout has reached the U.S. Pacific shoreline.[15]

TMI’s meltdown of the nuclear reactor, a 50% meltdown, resulted in a 2.5 by 5 foot hole. [16] 

TMI’s meltdown was not discovered until the summer of 1982 when cameras could be placed inside.[17]

Hundreds of workers went inside TMI’s Unit-2 to clean up, but due to high readings of radiation could stay no longer 40 minutes. They were exposed to a two-year dosage of radiation. One is still alive; he has transcripts and photos. [18]

On May 9, 2017, the tunnel collapse at Hanford Nuclear Waste Site in Washington State where plutonium-239 with a half-life of 24,100 has been stored for decades, demonstrating that the nuclear industry still does not know how to store nuclear waste safely. [19]

Need more evidence? Just Google the word 'leak' and any of these atomic or nuclear sites: Hanford, San Onofre, Diablo, Brookhaven Natinal Laboratory, Idaho National Laboratory, Cold Water Creek, Rocky Flats, Indian Point, Turkey Point ...

Radioactive waste from the 450 nuclear reactors worldwide is now the most disturbing problem facing the nuclear industry and the dumps are already full. [20]

Security of these weapon-grade material facilities is even a bigger concern.[21]

Still, the nuclear industry continues to build today: 60 new reactors in 15 countries. [22]

The feature film that you will be supportin, MELTDOWN, Based on True Events, will increase the awareness of the long-term effects of radiation and the necessity to “GO Green!” now.

Nuclear is not safe, clean, or green as the industry continues to sell it. Too many have died already and will continue to die due to its latent nature and insidious exposure.

Unlike the movie, Erin Brockovich, this story is still happening now.

MELTDOWN: 40 Years Later


Join us and be an integral part of this feature film.

Investors, product and brand sponsors, and angel donors, please request the film’s marketing plan.

Let’s discuss the possibilities and then let’s tell the world what really happens when a nuclear reactor melts down.

“Proof-of-Concept” Trailer

Thank you,

Jill Murphy Long

Executive Producer & Screenwriter


West Coast Office: Portland, OR

970 846 1428 PST

Sources cited:

[1] PDF: Report of The President’s Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island. Published 10/29/1979


[3] Pdf: Molecular Medical Study May 2017 Thyroid Cancer & TMI. Published 05/31/2017.


[5] PDF: Report of The President’s Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island. Published 10/29/1979


[7] Video: MELTDOWN: 40 Years Later








[15] Video: Radioactive Pacific Coast



[18] Phone and in-person Interview. Carlisle, PA 08/13/2017






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