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This is one a trio of files concerning the continuing Cover-Up of the Three Mile Island Accident:
  1. Dr. Rosalie Bertell Notarized Statement Re: Ongoing Cover-Up of TMI Accident, 7/10/98
  2. President Jimmy Carter/Admiral Hyman Rickover/3 Mile Island Cover-Up, 3/22/98
  3. Dr. Rosalie Bertell to Jimmy Carter re: "Rickover Report on TMI", 2/10/98

From: (Robert Smirnow)
Subject: Fwd: Rickover Report on TMI
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 1998 20:16:10 -0600 (CST)

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Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 11:23:39 -0500
From: Rosalie Bertell <>
Subject: Rickover Report on TMI
To: Robert Smirnow <>
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From: Rosalie Bertell,
To: Jimmy Carter,
Date: 2/10/98 11:29 AM
RE: Rickover Report on TMI

Former President Jimmy Carter
Dear Former President Carter,

Many of us have been impressed with your activities on behalf of Habitat for Humanity and for Conflict Resolution since leaving the presidency. There is only one large blot on your record, which distresses those of us who respect you, and that is the cover up of the Three Mile Island accident, and in particular the serious health damage done to the people who lived nearby. I was on the Citizen's Advisory Council to the Blue Ribbon Panel which you established to look into the accident. I, and indeed the whole panel, was dismissed when I asked the implications of having a staff cleared for security and a Blue Ribbon Panel which was not cleared, with the exception of Dr. Kemmeny who had worked on the Manhattan Project. The staff was able to withhold any information they wanted from the Panel under the guise of "classified for national security". Another Advisory Council member asked who was in charge during the accident. These two questions were enough to cause the dissolution of the entire panel. In fact, Dr. Kemmeny even stated publically that we had never been invited to Washington (although the Panel paid our air fare).

You were especially trust by the people because of your own nuclear background. You failed to deserve that trust. Can you not make it up now by joining with those of us who want the true documents released to the public? The nuclear industry has frustrated all of the serious health claims of the people, in spite of the Supreme Court's ruling. Their lawyers are gloating that they are "invincible" before the Courts because of their dirty tactics. Other countries find it hard to believe that in America the people cannot get justice after their experience!

Please put your moral authority to work to make the truth finally known!

Dr. Rosalie Bertell, President
International Institute of Concern for Public Health
Toronto, Canada

From: (Robert Smirnow)
Subject: Fwd: Three Mile Island
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 14:17:17 -0600 (CST)

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Date: Thu, 05 Mar 1998 12:28:44 -0500
From: Steve Wing <>
Subject: Three Mile Island

I have received a message indicating that President Carter may be able to release additional information on the 1979 accident at Three Mile Island. Based on work recently published by our group at the University of North Carolina (references below) I urge President Carter to make any such additional information available as soon as possible.


Steve Wing
Associate Professor
Department of Epidemiology
School of Public Health, CB#7400
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7400
919-966-2089 (fax)