Hosted by The Sierra Club and the Keep the Ban Coalition, “Hot Water” made its Hampton Roads premier as part of a three stop Virginia tour which also included screenings in Richmond and Fairfax. The turnout was sizable and included a notable number of Old Dominion University students.
Hot Water, produced by Liz Rogers, documents the American Southwest’s problems with uranium mining, including, but not exclusive to, the contamination of this part of the country with heavy metals and toxic substances. According to Rogers, “It’s [uranium mining] dangerous and it's poison.”
The film could not come at a better time for Virginia as its citizens and elected representatives attempt to determine whether or not the 1982 moratorium on uranium mining should be lifted or maintained. Read the whole story.
Kuciniches: Nuclear in 'Hot Water'
“Hot Water” is a new documentary about uranium mining and the nuclear industry, which has its world premiere tonight at Washington D.C.’s Environmental Film Festival.
The film follows filmmaker Liz Rogers’s journey around the United States as she explores the environmental impact of nuclear waste and mining. Elizabeth Kucinich is an executive producer of the documentary and her husband, former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, has lent his support to the film as well.
“‘Hot Water’ is an important film because it takes people through what is really the initial stage of that fuel cycle, the mining of uranium and the poisoning of water supplies,” Dennis Kucinich told POLITICO. “This industry has too much influence. The industry is all about profits. They’re not about public safety. And, so, I think this film is important to get people thinking about the broader issues of nuclear power.”
New Documentary Takes on the Nuclear Power Industry
Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, (D-Ohio), and “Hot Water” Executive Producer Elizabeth Kucinich on the dangers and waste of nuclear energy discussed ...
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