The Atomic States Of America

Directed by Sheena Joyce, Don Argott

DIRECTOR

Sheena Joyce, Don Argott

COUNTRY

USA

RUNNING TIME

92 mins

YEAR

2011

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

Atomic States takes viewers to nuclear reactor communities around the USA to explore the truths and myths of nuclear power. From the gates of Three Mile Island to the cooling ponds of Braidwood, Illinois, we’re introduced to people who have been on the nuclear front lines for decades. Through creative graphics and interviews with town residents, industry insiders, and informed activists, the filmmakers cast a clear-eyed, frightening light on a country where the steadily increasing need for power outpaces the realities of safe delivery. Atomic States encapsulates nuclear energy’s history and the collective denial of a potentially looming disaster.

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