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The first secret city / directed by Alison Carrick and C.D. Stelzer ; produced by C.D. Stelzer.

Carrick, Alison, (director,, director of photography,, editor of moving image work.). Stelzer, C. D., (director,, director of photography,, film producer,, researcher.). Panther Productions, (cinematographer.). Stella Maris Productions, (production company.). Pirate Media Group, (distributor.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library DVD 363.1799 FIR 10286 (Text) 78551000645286 Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (104 min.) : color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [St. Charles, Mo.] : Pirate Media Group, [2015]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Bonus material: Additional interviews.
Formatted Contents Note:
01. Meet Larry Burgan -- 02. Dow Chemical Madison site (Venice, IL) -- 03. St. Louis, MO -- 04. St. Louis downtown site (SLDS) -- 05. St. Louis airport site (SLAPS) -- 06. The atomic age -- 07. Weldon Spring, MO -- 08. Coldwater Creek -- 09. Hazelwood interim storage site (HISS) -- 10. Westlake landfill -- 11. The EPA -- 12. Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (BMAC) -- 13. The supplemental supplemental studies -- 14. The accidental environmentalist.
Summary, etc.:
"Before the creation of the secret cities of Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford, the Manhattan Project hired a St. Louis chemical company to process mountains of raw uranium ore for the bomb beginning in 1942. Initially, residents of the then-8th largest city in the United States were kept in the dark about the project, including the workers themselves. For the next 20 years, the classified work continued under the Atomic Energy Commission, while the waste piles grew in size and number. The resulting negligence contaminated numerous locations, some of which have not been cleaned up 70 years after the end of World War II."
"Told through the eyes of an overexposed worker, the story expands through a series of interviews that careen down a toxic pathway from an impoverished African-American neighborhood in nearby Illinois to a suburban ballfield in St. Louis County, Missouri, eventually leading to a fiery terminus at a smoldering, radioactively-contaminated landfill"--Documentary website, viewed April 5, 2018.
Language Note:
English closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
Awards Note:
John Michaels Award 2016, Big Muddy Film Festival at Southern Illinois University.
Subject: Radioactive pollution > Missouri > Saint Louis Metropolitan Area.
Radioactive pollution > Illinois > Venice.
Radioactive waste disposal > Missouri > Saint Louis Metropolitan Area.
Radioactive waste disposal > Illinois|zVenice.
Radioactive pollution > Health aspects.
Radioactive pollution > Environmental aspects.
Radioactive waste disposal > Health aspects.
Radioactive waste disposal > Environmental aspects.
Genre: Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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