Filmmakers blend technology with mining’s past in Durango Dog Park

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Filmmakers blend technology with mining’s past in Durango Dog Park

Fort Lewis College combines drone, Geiger counter as part of documentary about uranium

Filmmakers blend technology with mining’s past in Durango Dog Park

River White, a senior at Fort Lewis College in the Geology Department, flies a drone with a Geiger counter mounted to the bottom Friday at the Durango Dog Park. Stacey Sotosky, an assistant professor teaching a digital video production, is helping students produce a documentary about local uranium at the former smelting site.
A drone with a Geiger counter mounted to the bottom was flown in a grid pattern Friday at the Durango Dog Park, close to where a smelting site used to be located.
River White, left, a senior at Fort Lewis College, and Stacey Sotosky, an assistant professor teaching a digital video production, attach a Geiger counter to a drone Friday at the Durango Dog Park. Sotosky and her class are making a documentary about local uranium and wanted to measure radiation levels at the dog park, the former location of a smelting site.
River White, a senior at Fort Lewis College, and Stacey Sotosky, an assistant professor teaching a digital video production, fly a drone with a Geiger counter mounted to the bottom Friday at the Durango Dog Park. close to where a smelting site used to be located.
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