TMIA to Screen the "Atomic States of America" at the Midtown on September 19, 2017

Three Mile Island Alert

315 Peffer Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
 
 N E W S   R E L E A S E
 
For Immediate Release        Eric Epstein, (717)-635-8615
             epstein@efmr.org
 
   The Atomic States of America to Play at the      
Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg
 
The directors of a documentary that garnered rave reviews 
at the Sundance Film Festival will bring their film to Harrisburg’s 
Midtown Cinema on Tuesday September 19, 2017. The event
is sponsored  by Three Mile Island Alert (tmia.com).
 
The Atomic States of America journeys to nuclear reactor 
communities around the country to provide a comprehensive 
exploration of the history and impact of nuclear power and to 
investigate the truths and myths about  nuclear energy. The film 
introduces people who have been on the front lines of this issue
for decades, including community advocates, journalists, physicists, 
nuclear engineers, NRC inspectors, and former government officials. 
 
Among those planning to attend include co-directors Don Argott
 and Sheena M. Joyce, and David A. Lochbaum, Director of the Nuclear 
Safety Project for  the Union of Concerned Scientists. 
 
Seating is limited. Tickets are available from the Midtown Cinema.
 
  
WHAT: Showing of the film The Atomic States of America.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 19 , 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Midtown Cinema, 250 Riley Street, Harrisburg.
 
 
Synopsis:
 
In 2010, the United States announced the first new nuclear power plant 
construction in over 32 years. The 'Nuclear Renaissance' was born, and 
America's long-stalled expansion of nuclear energy was infused with new 
life. The Atomic States of America takes the viewer on a journey to reactor 
communities around the country, and seeks to explore the truths and myths
 of nuclear power. From the gates of Three Mile Island, to the cooling ponds 
of Braidwood, IL, this film introduces the viewer to people who have been 
on the front lines of this issue for decades. 
 
 
Begun more than a year before  the disaster in Japan, the deeply investigated
documentary gains a unique  before and after perspective, and includes 
interviews with - Nuclear  Regulatory  Commission inspectors, community 
advocates, investigative  journalists,renowned physicists, nuclear engineers,
 and former government leaders. As the nation stands at the crossroads 
of the Nuclear Renaissance,  The Atomic States of America seeks to inspire
an honest dialogue about  whether or not man can responsibly split the atom.
 
Run time: 1hr 32min