While countries like Japan, Italy and Germany begin to phase out their use of nuclear energy, the US aims to build the first new nuclear power plant in nearly thirty years. Today on Making Contact, we hear excerpts from the film The Atomic States of America, which chronicles the rise of nuclear energy, the high price some communities have paid for it, and how the U.S. is pushing to redefine nuclear as green to meet our energy demand.
Kelly McMasters, author of Shirley: A Memoir from an Atomic Town; David Lochbaum, nuclear engineer and senior member of Union of Concerned Scientists; Arnie Gunderson, nuclear engineer and former senior vice president of Nuclear Energy Services
Producers: Nancy Lopez, Andrew Stelzer, George Lavender
Host: Nancy Lopez
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Web Editor: Kwan Booth
Organizational Volunteers: Dan Turner, Alton Byrd and Barbara Barnett