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Karen Silkwood

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Karen Gay Silkwood (February 19, 1946 – November 13, 1974) was an American chemical technician and labor union activist known for raising concerns about corporate practices related to health and safety of workers in a nuclear facility. [1]

65 relations: Academy Award for Best Actress, AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains, Albert Stevens, Anti-nuclear movement, Anti-nuclear movement in the United States, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Cher filmography, Christic Institute, Cimarron Fuel Fabrication Site, Crescent, Oklahoma, Crimes involving radioactive substances, Critical Mass Energy Project, Daniel Sheehan (attorney), David Burnham, Diana Scarwid, Dusty Ellis, English v. General Electric Co., February 19, February 1946, Gerry Spence, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, Greensboro massacre, Hilda Murrell, History's Mysteries, Joe Eszterhas, John Seigenthaler, Joyce Brabner, Juanita Nielsen, Karl Z. Morgan, Kerr-McGee, List of anti-nuclear advocates in the United States, List of assassinations in fiction, List of biographical films, List of corporate collapses and scandals, List of films about nuclear issues, List of films based on actual events, List of Lamar University alumni, List of nuclear whistleblowers, List of people from Texas, List of people who died in traffic collisions, List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 464, List of unsolved deaths, List of whistleblowers, Meryl Streep on screen and stage, Michael Gottesman (lawyer), Mike Nichols, Mysteries at the Museum, Nederland, Texas, Nora Ephron, November 13, ..., Nuclear labor issues, Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. v. State Energy Resources Conservation & Development Commission, Pine Gap, Richard Rashke, Romero Institute, Silkwood, Stephen Walt, The Big Book Of, The Year of the Flood, Tony Mazzocchi, TrumpiLeaks, 1946, 1974, 56th Academy Awards. Expand index (15 more) »

Academy Award for Best Actress

The Academy Award for Best Actress is an award presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

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AFI's 100 Years...100 Heroes & Villains

AFI's 100 Years...

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Albert Stevens

Albert Stevens (1887–1966), also known as patient CAL-1, was a victim of a human radiation experiment, and survived the highest known accumulated radiation dose in any human.

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Anti-nuclear movement

The anti-nuclear movement is a social movement that opposes various nuclear technologies.

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Anti-nuclear movement in the United States

The anti-nuclear movement in the United States consists of more than 80 anti-nuclear groups that oppose nuclear power, nuclear weapons, and/or uranium mining.

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BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role is a British Academy Film Award presented annually by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts to recognize an actress who has delivered an outstanding leading performance in a film.

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Cher filmography

Throughout her acting career, Cher has mainly starred in comedy, drama, and romance films.

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Christic Institute

The Christic Institute was a public interest law firm founded in 1980 by Daniel Sheehan, his wife Sara Nelson, and their partner, William J. Davis, a Jesuit priest, after the successful conclusion of their work on the ''Silkwood'' case.

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Cimarron Fuel Fabrication Site

The Cimarron Fuel Fabrication Site was a nuclear fuel production facility located by the Cimarron River near Cimarron City, Oklahoma.

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Crescent, Oklahoma

Crescent is a city in Logan County, Oklahoma.

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Crimes involving radioactive substances

This is a list of criminal (or arguably, allegedly, or potentially criminal) acts intentionally involving radioactive substances.

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Critical Mass Energy Project

The Critical Mass Energy Project was formed by Ralph Nader in 1974 as a national anti-nuclear umbrella group.

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Daniel Sheehan (attorney)

Daniel P. Sheehan is a Constitutional and public interest lawyer, public speaker, political activist and educator.

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David Burnham

David Burnham (born 1933) is an American investigative journalist and author based in Washington, D.C. He rose to prominence in 1970 while writing a series of articles for ''The'' ''New York Times'' on police corruption, which inspired the 1973 film Serpico.

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Diana Scarwid

Diana Elizabeth Scarwid (born August 27, 1955) is an American actress.

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Dusty Ellis

Sherri Lou "Dusty" Ellis (October 13, 1953 – November 2, 2012) was an American woman known for her involvement in the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant criminal case of the 1970s when she and her roommate Karen Silkwood became activists and nuclear whistleblowers after both of their bodies tested positive for plutonium contamination.

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English v. General Electric Co.

English v. General Electric,, was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court held that state-law claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress is not pre-empted by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974.

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February 19

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February 1946

The following events occurred in February 1946.

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Gerry Spence

Gerald Leonard "Gerry" Spence (born January 8, 1929) is a semi-retired American trial lawyer.

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Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951.

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Greensboro massacre

archives. --> The Greensboro massacre is the term for an event which took place on November 3, 1979, when members of the Communist Workers' Party and others demonstrated in a "Death to the Klan" march in Greensboro, North Carolina, United States.

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Hilda Murrell

Hilda Murrell (3 February 1906 – 23? March 1984) was a British rose grower, naturalist, diarist and campaigner against nuclear power and nuclear weapons.

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History's Mysteries

History's Mysteries is an American documentary television series that aired on the History Channel.

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Joe Eszterhas

József A. "Joe" Eszterhas (born November 23, 1944) is a Hungarian-American writer.

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John Seigenthaler

John Lawrence Seigenthaler (July 27, 1927 – July 11, 2014) was an American journalist, writer, and political figure.

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Joyce Brabner

Joyce Brabner (born March 1, 1952)Miller, John Jackson.

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Juanita Nielsen

Juanita Joan Nielsen (née Smith) (22 April 1937 – disappeared 4 July 1975) was an Australian publisher, activist for urban conservation and community issues–particularly anti-development campaigns–and heiress.

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Karl Z. Morgan

Karl Ziegler Morgan (September 27, 1907 – June 8, 1999), was an American physicist who was one of the founders of the field of radiation health physics.

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Kerr-McGee

The Kerr-McGee Corporation, founded in 1929, was an American energy company involved in oil exploration, production of crude oil, natural gas, perchlorate and uranium mining and milling in various countries.

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List of anti-nuclear advocates in the United States

Notable individuals who have expressed reservations about nuclear power, nuclear weapons, and/or uranium mining in the US include.

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List of assassinations in fiction

Assassinations have formed a major plot element in various works of fiction.

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List of biographical films

This is a list of biographical films.

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List of corporate collapses and scandals

A corporate collapse typically involves the insolvency or bankruptcy of a major business enterprise.

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List of films about nuclear issues

This is a list of films about nuclear issues.

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List of films based on actual events

This is a list of feature films that are based on actual events.

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List of Lamar University alumni

The List of Lamar University alumni includes notable former students of Lamar University.

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List of nuclear whistleblowers

There have been a number of nuclear whistleblowers, often nuclear engineers, who have identified safety concerns about nuclear power and nuclear weapons production.

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List of people from Texas

The following are notable people who were either born, raised or have lived for a significant period of time in the U.S. state of Texas.

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List of people who died in traffic collisions

This is a list of notable people who have been killed in traffic collisions.

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List of United States Supreme Court cases, volume 464

This is a list of all the United States Supreme Court cases from volume 464 of the United States Reports.

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List of unsolved deaths

This list of unsolved deaths includes notable cases where victims have been murdered or have died under unsolved circumstances, including murders committed by unknown serial killers.

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List of whistleblowers

This is a list of major whistleblowers from various countries.

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Meryl Streep on screen and stage

Meryl Streep is an American actress who has had an extensive career in film, television, and stage.

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Michael Gottesman (lawyer)

Michael H. Gottesman is a lawyer and law professor at Georgetown University Law Center, specializing in the fields of labor law, constitutional law, and civil rights.

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Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols (born Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky; November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014) was an American film and theater director, producer, actor, and comedian.

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Mysteries at the Museum

Mysteries at the Museum is an hour-long television program on the Travel Channel which features museum artifacts of unusual or mysterious origins.

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Nederland, Texas

Nederland is a city in Jefferson County, Texas, United States.

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Nora Ephron

Nora Ephron (May 19, 1941 – June 26, 2012) was an American journalist, writer, and filmmaker.

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November 13

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Nuclear labor issues

Nuclear labor issues exist within the international nuclear power industry and the nuclear weapons production sector worldwide, impacting upon the lives and health of laborers, itinerant workers and their families.

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Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers International Union

The Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers Union (OCAW) was a trade union in the United States which existed between 1917 and 1999.

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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. v. State Energy Resources Conservation & Development Commission

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Pine Gap

Pine Gap is the commonly used name for an Australian Earth station approximately south-west of the town of Alice Springs, Northern Territory in the centre of Australia which is operated by both Australia and the United States.

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Richard Rashke

Richard L. Rashke (born 1936) is an American journalist, teacher and author, who has written non-fiction books, as well as plays and screenplays.

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Romero Institute

The Romero Institute is a nonprofit law and public policy center in Santa Cruz, California.

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Silkwood

Silkwood is a 1983 American biographical drama film directed by Mike Nichols and starring Meryl Streep, Cher and Kurt Russell.

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Stephen Walt

Stephen Martin Walt (born July 2, 1955) is an American professor of international affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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The Big Book Of

The Big Book Of is a series of graphic novel anthologies published by American company DC Comics imprint Paradox Press.

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The Year of the Flood

The Year of the Flood is a novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, the second book of her dystopian trilogy, released on September 22, 2009 in Canada and the United States, and on September 7, 2009, in the United Kingdom.

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Tony Mazzocchi

Anthony Mazzocchi (June 13, 1926 – October 5, 2002) was an American labor leader.

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TrumpiLeaks

TrumpiLeaks is a whistleblower website started by American documentary filmmaker and author Michael Moore to solicit leaks of material about Donald Trump from within the Trump Administration, the Trump Organization, and U.S. citizenry.

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1946

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1974

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56th Academy Awards

The 56th Academy Awards were presented April 9, 1984, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karen_Silkwood

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