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SL-1 (1983)

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A documentary about the first disastrous nuclear reactor explosion in the United States in 1961.

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A documentary about the first disastrous nuclear reactor explosion in the United States in 1961.

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21 March 1984 (USA)  »

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Interesting, but boring
20 September 2002 | by (Columbus, OH) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was very interesting, but boring at the same time. The plot revolved around the three men who died in the US's first nuclear disaster. Since all the men directly involved are dead, there was a lot of speculation. There were some dramatizations in this movie about what happened in the last 24 hours of one of the men's life. I am not sure why Orr and Roberts included this, as it really didnt help the story in any way. There was also a lot of classroom style documentary scenes in this movie, that were really boring, but that managed to teach the viewer about the effects of radiation, etc. There were some very interesting parts to this film. The description of the disaster was well done, as was the description of the clean up efforts. It really makes one think about why Governments think nuclear anything is a good idea! I would only recommend this film to a person who really enjoys documentaries.

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