Acceptable Limits (www.acceptablelimitsthemovie.com), in production since early February 2011, is a documentary feature film about the devastating health and environmental effects that a dilapidated, 54 year old nuclear fuel processing plant has had on a small Appalachian community in East Tennessee.
We need your support now more than ever, as time is running out! Every dollar raised through this Kickstarter campaign will go towards our remaining production expenses. Every dollar raised over our campaign goal of $15,000 will go towards our numerous post-production expenses. Please help us if you can, and spread the word.
A brief synopsis of our film: Nuclear Fuel Services (NFS) has been the main employer in the rural valley town of Erwin, Tennessee for decades. On the edge of the Appalachian Trail, the facility sits on the Nolichucky River. Initially, NFS brought much needed jobs to the area, hiring those with little education at pay rates far exceeding any of the factory jobs in the area. For 54 years the neighborhood factory has accepted weapons grade Plutonium and Uranium from around the world to create fissionable nuclear fuel for our Navy’s fleet of submarines and aircraft carriers.
The film explores how NFS manages to continue daily operations, underregulated, processing some of the most dangerous substances known to man, and how the community is finally waking up to the devastating impact the plant has had on their lives.
Hungry for jobs, Americans and their political representatives have allowed giant corporations to set up shop, pollute, and poison their neighbors. This is evident nowhere more than in the Appalachian valley of eastern Tennessee. The profitable giant has for 54 years repeatedly and unapologetically released chemical and radioactive waste into the air, soil and water with no oversight. And the agency assigned the task of overseeing our nuclear fuel producers is dependent on those same corporations for its own operating budget.
Neighbors of this factory in Erwin, Tennessee are dying. Cancer rates are well above the national average. Everyone on Washington Street has lost a son, daughter, mother or father due to radiation-linked cancers. As the film progresses, we see that people are starting to pay attention and some individuals are willing to take a stand. Local activism and concern from environmentalists has led to a class action lawsuit and the involvement of prestigious national law firms. Citizens are beginning to demand to be heard. But will it be enough to save a community?
How Kickstarter works: At the end of our 60 day Kickstarter campaign, if the combined total of all pledges for our project meets our $15,000 goal, then the credit cards of those who pledge are charged and we receive the funds to make our film. If we don't meet our goal, then the money is not withdrawn from your account and no rewards are provided. If we exceed our $15,000 goal then the extra funds will be used to make the movie even better and cover post-production costs. Aside from a 5% Kickstarter fee and a 3-5% Amazon credit card processing fee, all funds raised will be used directly in the production of the film.
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