The First Secret City
Before the creation of the secret cities of Los Alamos, Oak Ridge and Hanford, the Manhattan Project hired the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works of St. Louis to refine the first uranium used in the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. For the next two decades, Mallinckrodt continued its classified work for the Atomic Energy Commission during the Cold War. The resulting radioactive waste contaminated numerous locations in the St. Louis area some of which have not been cleaned up 70 years after the end of World War II. Told through the eyes of an overexposed worker, the story expands through a series of interviews that careen down a toxic pathway leading to a fiery terminus at a smoldering, radioactively-contaminated landfill. The First Secret City reveals a forgotten history and its continuing impact on the community in the 21st Century, uncovering past wrongdoing and documenting the renewed struggles to confront the issue.The First Secret City featuring Dawn Chapman and Larry Burgan is streaming with subscription on Prime Video. It's a documentary movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.7 (12 votes).
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#1198 Ranked in Science Movies
#7691 Ranked in Movies on Prime Video
#8052 Ranked in Documentary Movies
The First Secret City has a high IMDb audience rating of 7.7 (12 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.