Public land and water contamination are hot topics at the moment, especially considering the widespread effects of drought across the country. We'll bring relevancy to our "Community Read" Book Discussion and Dark Circle Film Screening with a brief presentation from Ed Lanyon, Water Resources Administrator for the city of Thornton. Lanyon will walk us through the history of the Standley Lake Protection Plan and how it affects Thornton's water supply.
To conclude our investigation into Rocky Flats, stay for the Film Screening of the 1982 documentary Dark Circle, which explores the Rocky Flats Plant and its subsequent plutonium contamination of the area's environment. Dark Circle won the Grand Prize for documentary at the Sundance Film Festival and received a national Emmy for "outstanding individual achievement in news and documentary." We'll bring everything full circle as we continue the discussion on the grand jury's investigation to gather evidence of wrongdoing, which resulted in a complete sealing of the findings. The court allowed Rocky Flats employees to withhold data and information from the public about the extent of contamination on and off the Plant's site. Bring your thoughts, your voice, your ears, or any combination thereof
Wikipedia summaries Dark Circle with the following synopsis: Dark Circle is an American documentary film directed and produced by Judy Irving, Christopher Beaver and Ruth Landy that focuses on the connections between the nuclear weapons and the nuclear power industries, with a strong emphasis on the individual human and protracted U.S. environmental costs involved. A clear point made by the film is that while only two bombs were dropped on Japan, many hundreds were exploded in the United States.