United Steelworkers Local 9460

Anniversary of the Death of Karen Silkwood

Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers union activist Karen Silkwood was killed while exposing health and safety violations at a Kerr-McGee nuclear plant in Oklahoma. Her car went off the road when she was on her way to deliver documents to a New York Times reporter. Silkwood's courageous actions brought to light serious health and safety problems at nuclear plants. Years later, her story was told in the movie, Silkwood, starring Meryl Streep.

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