Durango's radioactive past is star of documentary

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Durango's radioactive past is star of documentary

Fort Lewis College students to premiere innovative film
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“Duranium: The Legacy of Uranium Mining in Durango” will premiere at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. Rocky Mountain PBS's “Uranium Mania: A Tale of Two Towns” will also be screened. After the films, a panel and question-and-answer session will feature historian and geographer Rudy Davison, Fort Lewis College geoscience professor John Harvey and River White, geology major at FLC.

Durango's radioactive past is star of documentary

Carol Fleisher, left, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, works with Fort Lewis College students Ashley Brankovic, left, and Katreena Haswood, while creating a documentary about the history of uranium in Durango. Assistant professor Stacey Sotosky's digital video production class worked in partnership with Rocky Mountain PBS to create the film.
Stacey Sotosky, assistant professor at Fort Lewis College, examines the editing progress on a documentary about the history of uranium in Durango that her digital video production class is working on. To measure levels of radiation at the Durango Dog Park, a geiger counter was strapped to a dog, Lola, top right.
Evan Wick, front, Ryan Simonovich and Shandiin Ramsey, all Fort Lewis College students, look for historic film clips while editing a documentary about the history of uranium in Durango. The students are members of Stacey Sotosky’s digital video production class.
Carol Fleisher, back center, an award-winning documentary filmmaker, works with Fort Lewis College students, from left, Ashley Brankovic, Katreena Haswood and River White and with Jon Harvey, assistant professor of geosciences at FLC, while filming a documentary about the history of uranium in Durango.
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