The Atomic States Of America
Directed by Sheena Joyce, Don Argott
December 12, 2019
Sheena Joyce, Don Argott
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.