[ RadSafe ] Documentary - St Louis Area - The First Secret Nuclear City

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 04:15:32 CDT 2016

Have any RADSAFE members seen this documentary?  If so, is it accurate
or anti-nuclear preachy?

Roger Helbig

The First Secret Nuclear City

by Christina MacPherson

The First Secret City https://firstsecretcity.com/

Before the creation of the secret cities of Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and
Hanford, the Manhattan Project hired the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works
of St. Louis to refine the first uranium used in the atomic bomb
dropped on Hiroshima. For the next two decades, Mallinckrodt continued
its classified work for the Atomic Energy Commission during the Cold
War. The resulting radioactive waste contaminated numerous locations
in the St. Louis area 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 leading to a fiery terminus at a smoldering,
radioactively-contaminated landfill. The First Secret City is a
feature-length documentary that reveals a forgotten history and its
continuing impact on the community in the 21st Century, uncovering
past wrongdoing and documenting the renewed struggles to confront the

Christina MacPherson | July 23, 2016 at 8:27 am | Categories:
Resources -audiovicual | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-oBj


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