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In Our Own Backyards
Uranium Mining in the United States

How does uranium mining impact the land and the health of people?

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29 minutes
Directed by Pamela Jones and Susanna Styron
Produced by Eleventh Hour Films



Uranium is a radioactive element which serves as the fuel for atomic weapons and nuclear power plants. So far, this precious mineral has been mined mostly in the Southwest, on and around the Navajo Indian Reservation, but attempts have been made recently to mine in Vermont, New Jersey, and Virginia. The mining and milling of uranium involves the stripping of vast areas of land, reduction of water tables, and the creation of huge amounts of radioactive waste. This film explores the impact of the process on the environment, and the health of workers and nearby residents.

NOTE: This film was one of two Bullfrog titles that were part of the First Amendment lawsuit, brought by Bullfrog and other independent producers and distributors against the USIA, known as Bullfrog v. Wick.



Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1982     Copyright Date: 1981
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-968-2     VHS ISBN: 1-56029-996-7




Reviews
"An excellent summary of the problems of uranium mining."
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

"The message of the film is clear and provocative, and the film does a commendable job of informing viewers and showing them how they can become involved in the critical decisions that affect their lives."
Science Books and Films

"This revealing film's message must be acknowledged by public library, community group, and school audiences."
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PURCHASE
DVD $59
VHS $59
RENT
DVD $35
VHS $35

In Our Own Backyards


"An excellent summary of the problems of uranium mining." The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Awards and Festivals
American Film Festival
San Francisco International Film Festival
Cash Award, Sinking Creek Film Celebration
3rd Scientific Film Festival, Barcelona, Spain
National Association for Environmental Education Film Festival

Subjects
American Studies
Energy
Environment
Environmental Justice
Health
Humanities
Law
Mining
Native Americans
Natural Resources
Toxic Chemicals
Western US


Related Titles

Drumbeat for Mother Earth
Toxic chemicals are the greatest threat to the survival of indigenous peoples.

Uranium
Native peoples pay the consequences of uranium mining.


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