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Uranium drive-in : half life of the American dream.

Overson, Ayngel, (interviewee.). Thurston, Jennifer, (interviewee.). Greager, Howard, 1924-2013 (interviewee.). Lowrance, Tami, (interviewee.). Beraza, Suzan, (filmmaker.). Nay, Casey, (editor of moving image work,, producer.). Hurst, Jim, 1963- (director of photography.). Kohin, Judith, (producer.). Maughan, Michelle, (producer.).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 70 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : First Run Features : 2013.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Suzan Beraza.
Participant or Performer Note:
Tami Lowrance, Ayngel Overson, Jennifer Thurston, Howard Greager.
Summary, etc.:
Will a small Colorado town return to the "glory" days of the past - mining and milling uranium?Uranium Drive-In is the story of Naturita, Colorado, an economically devastated rural mining community that finds itself hopeful for the first time in decades. Their potential salvation: a new uranium mill, the first of its kind built in the U.S. in 30 years. A mill that would re-connect to Naturita to its proud history - supplying the uranium used to build the first atomic bomb, which ushered in the Nuclear Age. And now, a greener energy source to help free America from its dependence on foreign oil. But others in the town are worried about the severe health and environmental consequences of the last uranium boom.Uranium Drive-In brings to light an American West whose iconic landscape is subject to the immense destruction that is the consequence of our national energy policy decisions. The film offers a range of perspectives that will spark dialogue about where our energy comes from and what sacrifices we make to meet our growing energy demands.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Uranium mines and mining > Political aspects.
Uranium mines and mining > Colorado > Montrose County.
Montrose County (Colo.) > Economic aspects.

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