[San Francisco, Calif] : The Video Project, [2012?]
1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Producer, Sheena M. Joyce ; directors, Don Argott and Sheena M. Joyce ; composer, West Dylan Thordson ; editor, Demian Fenton ; cinematographer, Don Argott.
Contains two versions of the film: 70-minute and 90-minute (with two extra chapters).
Based in part on the book Welcome to Shirley : a memoir from an atomic town by Kelly McMasters.
Grades 9 - adult.
"In 2010, the United States approved the first new nuclear power plant in 32 years, heralding a "Nuclear Renaissance". But that was before the Fukushima accident in Japan renewed a fierce public debate over the safety and viability of nuclear power. As the nation stands at the crossroads of a possible Nuclear Renaissance, the atomic states of America inspires informed discussion on the safety, viability and future of nuclear power in the United States"--Container.
70 minute version: Intro -- Nuclear renaissance -- Regulating the atom -- The sky is falling -- Nuclear turds -- Lessons learned.
90 minute version: Intro -- Nuclear renaissance -- Atoms for peace -- Regulating the atom -- The sky is falling -- Fallout -- Nuclear turds -- Lessons learned.