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Silkwood (1983)

Silkwood (1983) While working at a nuclear power plant, Karen Silkwood becomes heavily involved in union work, but her evidence of the company's safety violations may never make it to the right people. Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher....4


Silkwood (1983) On November 13, 1974, Karen Silkwood, an employee of a nuclear facility left to meet with a reporter from the New York Times. She never got there.


Karen Silkwood was a labor union activist in Oklahoma. She was about to blow the whistle on her work employers at the Kerr-McGee Plutonium Plant when she found herself contaminated with plutonium. On November 13,1974, as she was heading to meet a journalist, her car crashed, killing her instantly. Police claimed it was an accident, other reports claimed she was murdered. The case remains unsolved.

from Beaumont Enterprise

Local museum to commemorate noted whistleblower

Karen Silkwood's purse will soon be on display in an exhibit at the Museum of the Gulf Coast. Guiseppe Barranco/ Photo: THE ENTERPRISE / BE Nov 13, 1974: Karen Silkwood dies in mysterious one-car crash

Meryl Streep in Silkwood (1983)


Nora Ephron, Writer: You've Got Mail. Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), co-written with Alice Arlen) and a mobster's feisty independent daughter Cookie Voltecki (Cookie (1989)...

from Rolling Stone

Karen Silkwood: The Case of the Activist's Death

Karen Silkwood: The Case of the Activist's Death - Rolling Stone


Richard Rashke - Author of Useful Enemies, The Whistleblower's Dilemma, Escape from Sobibor and The Killing of Karen Silkwood

Karen Silkwood – USA (1946 – 1974) - labor union activist