PAUL JACOBS AND THE NUCLEAR GANG (1979) Examines reporter/activist Paul Jacobs investigation of the U.S. Government’s attempts to suppress the truth about the health hazards of low level radiation. The film is about exposure to atomic fallout in the 50s and early 60s by soldiers at the nuclear test site in Nevada; civilians living downwind fromthe site in Utah and Arizona; and problems facing workers at government nuclear facilities. Jacobs died in 1979 of cancer contracted while doing this work. EMMY, GEORGE POLK AWARD FOR INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM, FIRST AMENDMENT AWARD
Copies of Paul Jacobs and the Nuclear Gang are available from Round World Productions.
(The first 10 minutes of the film are below)