ANGELICA, NY -- For the 28th anniversary of the documentary "My Name is Allegany County," the film has remastered the original film with subtitles.
The film depicts the Concerned Citizens of Allegany County's efforts to block the New York Siting Commission from creating a nuclear waste dump in Allegany County. It includes archival footage of the events that took place during the protests. In the era before Internet and mobile phones, activists relied on land-lines and CB radios to communicate.
On the first meeting of the Siting Commission on Jan. 26, 1989, 5,000 people came to Belfast to hear the proposal about a proposed nuclear waste dump. Over the course of a year between May 31, 1989 and May 5, 1990, 128 protesters were arrested for blocking surveyors from coming into the site. The commission eventually rejected the proposal.
The Concerned Citizens of Allegany County is a not-for-profit corporation fights against pollution, focusing primarily on ending the proliferation of infrastructure related to fracking and halting the disposal of hazardous and radioactive gas field wastes in Allegany and Steuben county landfills.
The full-length movie can be seen on YouTube through the link here.
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