In 2010, the U.S. announced the first new nuclear power plant construction in over 32 years. The ‘Nuclear Renaissance’ was born, and America’s long-stalled expansion of nuclear energy was infused with new life. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan and caused chaos at the Fukushima Power Plant. That accident sent ripples all the way to the U.S. and suddenly the fierce debate over the safety and viability of nuclear power was back in the public consciousness. The Atomic States of America documentary takes the viewer on a journey to reactor communities around the country. This film exposes the truths and myths of nuclear power, and poses the question of whether or not man can responsibly split the atom.

The showing is sponsored by the Cape Downwinders with support from the Pilgrim Coalition. Eric Epstein, Chair of Three Mile Island Alert and featured in the film, will be introduced at a cocktail reception at 6 pm and will sit for a question and answer session after the movie. There is no charge to the public, but donations will be accepted.

For more information about Eric Epstein and Three Mile Island Alert, an organization he founded at the time of the worst accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history, click here.

For more information about the event itself, contact Janet Azarovitz: jazarovitz@comcast.net.

Length: 1 hour 35 minutes; Language: English; Rated: Documentary