Original story written by Greg Kocher for the Lexington Herald-Leader, find the original version here.
An online effort has begun to raise money to complete a documentary film about Craig Williams, the Berea man who sought community consensus on the safe disposal of chemical weapons in Madison County.
The 25-minute documentary, Nerve: How a Small Kentucky Town Led the Fight to Safely Dismantle the World's Chemical Weapons, will tell how Williams worked to bring people together to find alternatives to the incineration of nerve and mustard agents near Richmond.
Original story written by Dylan Lovan for the Associated Press. Find the original versions in the Washington Times, the Daily Journal, WBKO, and WKVS12.
RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Environmental Foundation is launching an online fundraising campaign for a documentary about the group’s founder, Craig Williams.
Twenty-five years ago Williams helped organize a grassroots coalition with an aim toward safe disposal of the deadly chemical weapons stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot. Known as the Chemical Weapons Working Group, it has since helped pass federal legislation that ultimately forced the government to find a safer disposal method for weapons stored at four sites around the U.S.
Williams won the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2006.
The documentary is titled “NERVE,” and will be directed by Kentucky filmmaker Ben Evans.
The online fundraiser is being hosted by Indiegogo.com
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