InfoWhale writes "Appalshop to make a film on Jack Spadaro
In January OVEC and other activist groups sponsored a rally in support of Jack Spadaro.(Graffiti â€œEer of the Year 2003â€?.) About 60 people met in front of the Charleston downtown post office to mail letters demanding that Secretary of Labor Chao return Spadaro to his position as director of the U.S. Mine Safety and Heath Academy in Beckley. Two film crews were there â€“ one from â€œ60 Minutesâ€? and one from Appalshop. Appalshopâ€™s Robert Salyer has been filming Jack ever since he came out against the destruction caused by one of the worst environmental accidents in US history - the Martin County Coal (Massey Energy) October 2000 disastrous "spill" of 306 million gallons of coal sludge along the Kentucky- West Virginia border. The film, tentatively called â€œSludge,â€? will be shown in NYC at the Pioneer WV Program as a work-in-progress. Also, you can purchase the History Channel program about Spadaro and the Buffalo Creek Disaster â€“ â€œModern Marvels: Engineering Disasters 5. Item Number: AAE-43938. $24.95. To read more about Spadaro, see picts of the rally, etc. visit OVEC at: http://www.ohvec.org/galleries/people_in_action/20 04/01_13/index.html."