Screening of the documentary “Uranium Drive-In: Half Life of the American Dream, an Intimate Portrait of the American West and the Effects of its Nuclear Industry”
Please RSVP and PAY to CEMS website http://coems.org/cems-special-movie-event-thursday-april-17-2014
Abstract and Biography:
The film follows a proposed uranium mill in south western Colorado — the first to be built in the U.S. in 30 years — and the emotional debate pitting a population desperate for jobs and financial stability against an environmental group based in nearby a resort town. Without judgment, both sides of the issue are brought to life in heart-wrenching detail as the film follows conflicting opinions and visions for the future. The film offers no easy answers but aims instead to capture personal stories and paint a portrait of the lives behind this nuanced and complex issue.
A 30-40 minute panel discussion will follow the screening including state and industry representatives that were involved with this project. Steve Tarlton (CDPHE, Radiation Control Program Manager) and his staff were intimately involved in many of the events depicted in the movie and can actually be seen in the background of several scenes.
This event is sponsored by the Colorado Environmental Management Society (CEMS), and is a great opportunity for networking with environmental engineers, scientists, and attorneys in Colorado.
For more information regarding Uranium Drive-In please see this link: http://uraniumdrivein.com/
Or you may watch this video trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3xiMu6HgEk