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Showing of ‘The Nuclear Comeback’ to be held Tuesday

Thursday, October 16, 2008JOHNSON CITY— On Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in Brown Hall Auditorium, East Tennessee State University will host a free public showing of the movie “The Nuclear Comeback.”

Director Justin Pemberton travels the globe to investigate the return of nuclear power, bringing viewers to such destinations as the control room at Chernobyl and a nuclear waste disposal site under the Baltic Sea.

Recent concerns about energy and global warming are leading to a worldwide resurgence of investment in nuclear power. The nuclear industry reportedly has been positioning itself as a "green" alternative to other sources of power, but the film questions that position.

Since the upper Tennessee Valley is one of the regions in the United States most strongly tied to nuclear energy, the film should be of interest to the area.

The screening of this film is sponsored by the ETSU Environmental Studies minor and by ICE (Initiative for Clean Energy), an ETSU student group. The event is arranged in cooperation with SOAPIFF, the Southern Appalachian International Film Festival.

For more information, contact Dr. Kevin O‘Donnell, a professor in the ETSU Department of English and director of the Environmental Studies minor, at (423) 439-6679 or


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