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Nuclear power?: State energy expert says questions remain

...happening in Japan is similar to what happened at Three Mile Island, but not as serious as Chernobyl," she said. In 1979 the Three Mile Island power plant suffered a partial meltdown; in 1986...
Give us new machines; we'll run them

...that calamity, now we are focused on the resulting meltdown of nuclear power generators on a scale greater than at Three Mile Island in 1979. We watch and wait, send what aid and assistance we can, as we always do in world catastrophes like this...
Pandora's Promise

Now Playing Synopsis: If there is a consensus about anything among environmental activists, it's that's nuclear power is dangerous, and its tremendous downsides cancel out any possible advantages as a source of energy. Or at least that's how most people see the issue. The truth is there is a small but growing number of environmental experts who believe that despite well-known disasters such as Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, it is possible to generate safe and cost-effective power using nuclear materials with a minimum of waste and without the inefficiencies of renewable methods such as wind and solar, which at current levels cannot meet public demand. A handful of leading voices in the environmental movement, among them Stewart Brand, Gwyneth Cravens, Richard Rhodes, and Michael Shellenberger, are now promoting nuclear power as a "green" energy source, and filmmaker Robert Stone (who presented a history of the ecology movement in the film Earth Days) gives them a chance to present their side of the argument in the documentary Pandora's Promise. The film received its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi Cast: Stewart Brand, Mark Lynas, Michael Shellenberger Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review



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