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Atomic States of America.

Author: The Video Project (Firm),; Kanopy (Firm)
Publisher: The Video Project, [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2012. 2016.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 2010, the United States approved the first new nuclear power plant in 32 years, heralding a “Nuclear Renaissance”. But that was before the Fukushima accident in Japan renewed a fierce public debate over the safety and viability of nuclear power. T. he Atomic States of America journeys to nuclear reactor communities around the country to provide a comprehensive exploration of the history and impact to date of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: The Video Project (Firm),; Kanopy (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1018177293
Language Note: In English.
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Event notes: Originally produced by The Video Project in 2012.
Description: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (178 minutes): .flv file, sound.
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In 2010, the United States approved the first new nuclear power plant in 32 years, heralding a “Nuclear Renaissance”. But that was before the Fukushima accident in Japan renewed a fierce public debate over the safety and viability of nuclear power. T. he Atomic States of America journeys to nuclear reactor communities around the country to provide a comprehensive exploration of the history and impact to date of nuclear power, and to investigate the truths and myths about nuclear energy. From the gates of Three Mile Island, to the cooling ponds of Braidwood, IL, the film introduces people who have been on the front lines of this issue for decades: community advocates, investigative journalists, renowned physicists, nuclear engineers, Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors, and former government leaders.. Based in part on Kelly McMaster’s book “Welcome to Shirley”, about growing up in the shadow of the Brookhaven National Lab on Long Island, the film explores the evidence for serious health consequences documented by people living in Shirley, as well as near other nuclear facilities. Their concerns call into question who can be trusted to provide truthful information, and how much influence the nuclear industry has over the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and its decisions. As the nation stands at the crossroads of a possible Nuclear Renaissance, The Atomic States of America inspires informed discussion on the safety, viability and future of nuclear power in the United States.

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