Nuclear Aftershocks

Nuclear Aftershocks

DVD - 2012
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A devastating earthquake and tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, leaving the country's once popular energy program in shambles. In response, Germany decided to abandon nuclear energy entirely. Should the U.S. follow suit? Frontline correspondent Miles O'Brien examines the implications of the Fukushima accident for U.S. nuclear safety, and asks how the disaster will affect the future of nuclear energy around the world.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video, c2012.
ISBN: 9781608836475
Branch Call Number: 363.1799 NUC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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May 25, 2012

Nuclear Aftershocks --- PBS. Exremely relevant, though provoking andand very recent. This presentation from the PBS series Frontline examines the nuclear disaster in Fukushima ansd the effect this has had on the nuclear industry worldwide. Since the event, no Japanese nuclear power plants have had their operating permits renewed. By the ends of the year, there will be no operation nuclear power plants left. In the wake of the accident, German authorities decided unanimously to shutter the country’s nuclear plants and to place their hope and trust in an ongoing renewable energy development.
The film is highly informative; the graphics very relevant;the camera work first rate; the “experts” --- the spokespersons for the nuclear reactors, the displaced victims of the nuclear accident, the politicians are all presented. A must see video if you are concerned about the nuclear power

May 12, 2012

Fascinating, informative, and given the potential threats, really quite disturbing. Examines the pros and cons of nuclear power, particularly in the face of disasters, and how the Japan quake has had echoes across the world.

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