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August 2018

"Atomic Homefront" documentary film

When: Monday, August 06 2018 @ 06:30 PM - - 09:00PM
Where: Rinconada Library (Embarcadero Room)
1213 Newell Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 95303
Description: The film is a powerful indictment of the failure of the federal government and corporate oversight to properly safeguard radioactive waste dumped in Westlake landfill in St. Louis, Missouri, from a local uranium-processing facility in the city contracted by the Manhattan Project in 1942. Over time the toxic waste leached into the soil and a local creek that runs through the St. Louis suburbs of Coldwater Creek and Bridgeton, where multiple cases of rare cancers have been linked to the contaminants. A concerned group of women who c,all themselves "Just Moms SL" (for Saint Louis) galvanized the community to fight for a cleanup of the site, which is complicated by a smouldering fire under the landfill that threatens to ignite the radioactive waste. The "just" moms became researchers and activists to struggle for the health of their families on what has become their communities' own "Atomic Homeland."

The film starts at 7 and runs 96 min. There will be time for a short discussion after the film. Before the film, you can browse our Information table about nuclear waste issues (including Bayview-Hunters Point in SF, WILPF petition on the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and general information about WILPF and our branch..

Light refreshments. Free and open to the public & wheelchair accessible.

This event is sponsored by Peninsula/Palo Alto Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

(See event web page)

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