Documentary film "Atomic Homefront" premieres on HBO Mon., Feb. 12
January 30, 2018

Just Moms STL founders Dawn Chapman and Karen Nichols with their children and neighbors, protesting the radioactive contamination of their community in St. Louis in 2015.As reported on the film's website, where you can watch the trailer and a few clips.

Watch for screenings at cinemas near you (including Annapolis, MD on 2/11; St. Petersburg, FL on 2/22; and at the Washington, DC Environmental Film Festival sometime between 3/15-25, TBA).

Learn more about the film at "Atomic Homefront's" website.

(Beyond Nuclear board president Kay Drey of University City, MO has been a decades-long watchdog on the radioactive West Lake Landfill near St. Louis. Beyond Nuclear board member Lucas Hixon has published primary research on the radioactive contamination dumped there, and its escape into surrounding residential neighborhoods. Enter <West Lake Landfill> into this website's search field, for scores of posts about these Manhattan Project radioactive wastes, some of the very oldest of the Atomic Age, dumped illegally in the Missouri River floodplain, upstream of major metropolitan drinking water supplies.)

See an interview with the filmmaker, featured on KCRU/NPR for s.e. MO:

You can learn more about the documentary from "St. Louis on the Air" with director Rebecca Cammisa: HBO’s 'Atomic Homefront' explores the citizen activist movement around nuclear waste in St. Louis.

Update on January 30, 2018 by Registered Commenteradmin

Atomic Homefront is a documentary that tells the story of the oldest atomic waste of the Nuclear Age and the threat it still poses today to the city of St. Louis. The Manhattan Project dumped uranium, thorium and radium in two suburban St. Louis communities, situated in the flood plain of the Missouri River. This waste has seeped into creeks and has contaminated the communities and sickened its residents for decades. A creeping fire at the nearby West Lake landfill where some of this radioactive waste was also buried, poses yet another threat. Now residents, led by a group called Just Moms, are fighting back, demanding that the Environmental Protection Agency either fully removes the waste or permanently relocates residents living nearest the landfill. 

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