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Faith helps through TMI meltdown, documentary: Letter to the Editor

Posted 1/15/20

Thank God for the gift of family, friends and neighbors.

I am thankful for my Christian faith, growing in a relationship with Jesus, trying to serve others, finding yourself is joy.

In my …

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Faith helps through TMI meltdown, documentary: Letter to the Editor

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Thank God for the gift of family, friends and neighbors.

I am thankful for my Christian faith, growing in a relationship with Jesus, trying to serve others, finding yourself is joy.

In my weakness, pride and anger, renewing and discovering the gift of faith since my conversion, I have found the fullness of truth in Jesus Christ. Praise God. He is “the way, the truth and the life.” “Be not afraid.” “Trust in the Lord” and “believe, that life may be shown unto you.”

Responding to the Three Mile Island meltdown, my anger found purpose dreaming of the time citizens know the truth and justice of a safe and secure energy future.

Working with others, I learned caring for creation brings faith to life and life to faith.

Forty years have passed and TMI is now closed with the need for continued radiation monitoring, siren testing and a citizens advisory panel through a safe cleanup of Units 1 and 2.

The health facts and experience of citizens has yet to be “officially” recognized. I do not support the use of nuclear power with its radiation and nuclear waste, nor do I embrace the politics and fear fueling climate change. America is better than that!

Trusting God, I live in hope that we will promote the use of our natural resources, and respect life and the integrity of our environment. From the perspective of a nuclear meltdown survivor, I believe we can find our safe, acceptable energy solutions with faith, dialogue, facts, reason and science. Humanity deserves our best effort.

I am grateful to have met Dr. Heidi Hutner and her team, to have responded with concerned mothers and women, and to have participated in a documentary that can enable citizens to learn, understand and discern for human dignity, the health and safety of citizens, our environment and future generations.

The documentary is “Accidents Can Happen: The Women of Three Mile Island,” accidentscanhappenthefilm.com.

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May the Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace. With love for God our father, together we can give thanks and pray he continues to help us all find and work on ways to love and serve one another.

Linda Braasch

Mechanicsburg, formerly of Lower Swatara Township