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Colorado Filmmakers Launch Campaign for Documentary Film on America’s Nuclear Industry

Press Campaign Begins!

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National Day of Remembrance in Denver, CO





National Day of Remembrance ceremony at Colorado State Capital The National Day of Remembrance on America’s Nuclear Workers. Footage from The Denver Post.



US Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Colorado to address Rocky Flats Workers

US Congressman Ed Perlmutter, Colorado to address Rocky Flats claimants 8/27/11

 Quaker Steak & Lube | 10392 Reed Street

Westminster, Co. 80021 | 303-460-9464 (WING)

Get Directions

Lunch at 11:00 AM | Meeting will be starting at noonish  

American Massacre Finalist for Roy W. Dean Film Grant

After surviving two rounds of cuts from hundreds of applicants, our film is in the top 13 for consideration for this prestigious and much needed production grant. We are very honored to have made it this far!

Anti-nuclear groups shower federal regulators with legal challenges

From The Hill
By Andrew Restuccia - 08/11/11 12:01 AM ET

More than two dozen groups will file challenges with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Thursday calling for a moratorium on reactor licensing until the agency addresses a series of safety concerns laid out by a federal task force last month.

In total, the groups — which include nuclear critics like Friends of the Earth, Public Citizen and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy — will file 19 separate challenges with the NRC….

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AP IMPACT: Japan ignored own radiation forecasts

From the Associated Press

Associated Press

NAMIE, Japan (AP) — Japan’s system to forecast radiation threats was working from the moment its nuclear crisis began. As officials planned a venting operation certain to release radioactivity into the air, the system predicted Karino Elementary School would be directly in the path of the plume emerging from the tsunami-hit Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant.

But the prediction helped no one. Nobody acted on it.

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Nagasaki remembers A-bomb, US sends representative

From Associated Press today:

Associated Press

“… Mayor Tomihisa Taue called on Japan to change its nuclear policy and reject not just atomic weapons but also nuclear power – as decades-old fears of radiation sickness were renewed in March by a nuclear power plant disaster following a massive earthquake and tsunami.

“Why must this nation that has so long fought for bomb victims once again live in fear of radiation?” Taue said. “The time has come to thoroughly talk about what kind of society we want and make a choice.”

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Swedish man caught trying to split atoms at home

From Yahoo News and Associated Press:

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish man who was arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen said Wednesday he was only doing it as a hobby.

Richard Handl told The Associated Press that he had the radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his apartment in southern Sweden when police showed up and arrested him on charges of unauthorized possession of nuclear material.

The 31-year-old Handl said he had tried for months to set up a nuclear reactor at home … Read the article


Rocky Flats: Legacy

A colleague of ours, Scott Bison, has posted his documentary short film called “Rocky Flats: Legacy” online. This was Scott’s senior project for his film degree and is an outstanding piece of work. This film illustrates the trials faced by America’s nuclear workers here in Colorado – just a piece of the whole picture faced by more than 1,000,000 American workers and Atomic Veterans who have died or are facing life-threatening illnesses resulting from exposure to high levels of radiation and related toxic chemicals from the testing, development and manufacturing of nuclear weapons and the nuclear industry as a whole. Come check out this film.

Rocky Flats: Legacy

Your support in getting the stories told here, and the broad picture being told by American Massacre, on behalf of these Cold War Patriots is greatly appreciate. – The Filmmakers

Six Decades of Atom-Smashing at NC State

From the Raleigh Public Record
July 27, 2011
Raleigh’s “First Temple of the Atom” sprang a leak in July.

North Carolina State University’s nuclear reactor made the national news when the university announced the pool cooling the reactor core had begun leaking.  Read more:

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