Fairly accurate recounting of the story of Karen Silkwood, the Oklahoma nuclear-plant worker who blew the whistle on dangerous practices at the Kerr-McGee plant and who died under circumstances which are still under debate. Written by
Susan C. Mitchell <email@example.com>
On November 13, 1974, Karen Silkwood, an employee of a nuclear facility, left to meet with a reporter from the New York Times. She never got there.
Did You Know?
The main character of the fiction novel "Sysco, the Worst Disaster Ever Created" was based on Karen Silkwood, and another character in the book was named Dolly as a connection to the character from Silkwood. In fact the movie is quoted several times in the book. See more
After Karen's first contamination, she and Drew are at home and Drew is laid out on the bed playing his banjo and black (X) marks can clearly be seen on the quilt. These are not actor position marks, but (repeating) parts of the quilt pattern. Drew's body lining up on the marks is just chance. See more
Man on the intercom
Referenced in The Oscars
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