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World population now expected to top 11 billion by the end of the century says a new report by the UN. This is a sharp upward revision from the optimistic hopes for peaking at 9 billion. Folks, this is a serious problem! It blows away all projections of declining energy use put forth by Amory Lovins and Mark Jacobson, etc. That just ain't gonna happen.27 days 5 hours 57 minutes ago
Just watched the film. Whilst it is pleasing that the nuclear power industry has found safer ways of building and operating power plants and the new technology is encouraging, the film didn't talk at all about uranium mining. Australia is one of the main sources of uranium and most of it seems to be found on land owned and occupied by Indigenous Australians. Kakadu is a place of great beauty and of spiritual significance to Indigenous Australians and it is the site for one such uranium mine that has created a toxic waste that has poisoned the water and the wildlife and I'm sure some human inhabitants as well. Until this issue is addressed I will never support nuclear power. It is not unrealistic to expect that we should live more simply, use less power and live more harmoniously with the natural world.36 days 2 hours 13 minutes ago
Hi! I'm just watching your movie and it is very interesting indeed. One thing that I might of understood not correctly is that you said that no child was born defected a a result of Chernobyl's events. Now I personally know a child who was born to parents that actually got evacuated from there and has a mutation in his kidneys from birth. It could be a coincident but I would like to hear your opinion on that. Thank you.41 days 13 hours 28 minutes ago
If Obama and Congressional Democrats advocated for nuclear AND renewables they might have a better chance of getting Republican cooperation. Well paid jobs in Wyoming, West Virginia and elsewhere building and running advanced nuclear plants are a better long term bet than fighting a losing battle to continue mining and burning coal, no matter what you may think about climate change. By continuing to advocate for a renewables-only approach, Democrats risk feeding Republican suspicion that climate change is being used as a tool to reward industries favored by Democrats and punish industries favored by Republicans. Advocating for nuclear is a way for both sides to come out a winner - and perhaps to find some common ground in making America a world leader in 21st century clean energy technology.71 days 15 hours 56 minutes ago
lwr technology is and always has been a starterkit boon doggle with batteries included since U235 is fissile.but the days of easy money in nuclear energy are over. now science and engineering, its' time to roll up sleaves and go to work with LFTR. batteries not included, thorium not fissile and some assembly required , ages post grad and up72 days 7 hours 30 minutes ago
How often have we heard that the steel and concrete required to build nuclear plants negates their designation as a low carbon or non carbon energy source? Turns out wind turbines use over 4 times as much per unit of energy produced!75 days 17 hours 18 minutes ago
Has anyone else realized that the lifetimes of nuclear reactors, when established many years ago, was a best guess based on knowledge at that time. After many years of experience we can now do a much better job of determining the lifetime. However, too many of us are rigid and won't budge, instead taking that estimate as absolute.91 days 3 hours 51 minutes ago
Fantastic time at The The Breakthrough Institute Dialogue. Mind is reeling from overstimulation on topics ranging far and wide about the future of humanity, our planet, energy, the anthropocine, preserving wilderness, "transhumanism" (my favorite), and the relevance of ecomodernism to all these concerns. Thanks to Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus for making this the intellectual highlight of the year!111 days 3 hours 18 minutes ago
Insightful critique of the Pope's recent encyclical from Ross Douthat (a conservative Catholic), with whom this page often disagrees. He argues convincingly that the Pope has aligned himself with the catastrophists, left and right. He also calls out the church's hypocrisy regarding its continued opposition to birth control and abortion while simultaneously bemoaning the negative consequences of overpopulation.113 days 18 hours 20 minutes ago
The amount of additional electricity generated in NY State just from nuclear capacity improvements over the last decade is greater than all of the wind and solar energy produced in the state. Little known fact. Amazing but true.114 days 10 hours 1 minute ago
Reading this will make you scream! Marc Jacobson is at it again with a new utterly delusional proposal to power the US with 100% renewables. While he doesn't come out and say it, it's a vision that would require the US to adopt a political system not unlike Pol Pot to pull it off. Environmentalists who embrace this will do so at great peril to everything they claim to hold dear! The transition is "paid for" by assuming that electrifying the US would completely reverse global climate change overnight - an assumed $3.3 trillion savings. Eliminating fossil fuel air pollution he estimates would save the US $600 billion annually (that's 1/4 of all our health care costs and $43 million per person who currently has their life shortened by air pollution in the US). And that's just the economics... How did this guy get a job at Stanford?118 days 5 hours ago
The pro-nuclear community seems deeply divided on climate change, due in part because anti-nuclear activists are tied in with climate activists. But just as an unbiased look at science should guide our thinking about nuclear energy, so too should we approach the science of climate change using scientific facts and data, not politics and cherry picked reports on Fox News. Ok skeptics, give us your best shot...119 days 16 hours 22 minutes ago
The New York Times Editorial Board shows courage and common sense with the following sentence in this piece urging the adoption of a carbon tax: "Renewable sources like solar, wind, nuclear and hydroelectric..."127 days 15 hours 14 minutes ago
I'd like Mark Ruffalo to watch this movie if he is willing to spare the time. He claims to care a lot about clean energy but there is one form of energy that he entirely shuns and discredits. It's my duty as somebody who also cares to at least try to open his eyes. The more people who care that have their eyes opened the better chance we have of saving the planet.128 days 11 hours 56 minutes ago
I saw a talk at Columbia on U Tube about this new film which is on Netflix, with several different "climate experts" and I think this film encapsulates what I feel will be necessary IF we hope to get on top of climate change anytime soon. I suggest everyone concerned see this.130 days 11 hours 7 minutes ago
Today's environmental left has its roots in radical right wing beliefs of the 19th century, says Michael Lind. Ecomodernism and it's embrace of high technology, has its roots in Rooseveltian progressivism:139 days 12 hours 32 minutes ago
France regarded the transformation of its energy sector in the 1970's as a matter of national security. As Obama aims to similarly recast America's transition to clean energy, will he mention nuclear?145 days 18 hours 13 minutes ago
The GOP's willful ignorance is similar to the shenanigans that took place in the 1990s regarding the IFR program. I suggest that you post a clipping from the portion of the documentary which shows statements from senators and representatives when they were trying to close down the IFR program and then tie it to the New Yorker article. The government then, tried to bury the scientific work of the IFR program and now the GOP is trying to bury scientific work again but in a different but related subject.151 days 20 hours 6 minutes ago
Bill McKibben's OpEd in the NY Times is so naive it's mind boggling. Does he really expect that the solution to climate change will come from governments outlawing the drilling for fossil fuels? Please! We'll stop burning fossil fuels when better, cheaper, cleaner energy alternatives emerge. Yet McKibben and his allies are simultaneously engaged in a campaign to abandon nuclear energy and dismiss the promise of next gen reactor technology. Doing so betrays the very same level of DENIAL about both the magnitude of our energy dilemma and the inherent limitations of wind and solar as that which he attacks here. Bill McKibben is as much a part of the problem as are his fiercest enemies.152 days 5 hours 11 minutes ago
Tom Friedman commits a whopper! Claims today that Germany gets 30% of its electricity from wind and solar. Totally untrue! Only 13% comes from wind and solar. To get to 30% you need to add hydro and biomass. Send comments to NY Times today!159 days 17 hours 22 minutes ago
San Onofre nuclear plant COULD have supplied San Diego County with 80% of its water needs for 20 years at a cost of just 1 cent for every 17 gallons!!! But Californians chose instead to shut it down for no good reason.168 days 15 hours 52 minutes ago
Bill Nye and President Obama on science and R&D.... Both the left and the right cherry pick the science that conforms to their ideology. The right denies the science of anthropogenic climate change and the left denies the science surrounding GMO's and nuclear energy.170 days 18 hours 30 minutes ago
Wednesday night sold out screening of Pandora's Promise (1,500 seats) was a stunning success. At the end of the Q&A, moderator Andy Revkin asked the audience if the film has changed their mind about nuclear energy. Nearly every hand in the house went up.185 days 18 hours 41 minutes ago
Pandora's Promise has been invited to screen at a festival of anti-nuclear films in Quebec. Debating whether to attend for a raucous Q&A. Tempted. http://uraniumfilmfestival.org/en/quebec-uranium-festival201 days 6 hours 16 minutes ago
WHAT'S BECOME OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT THAT - sees mountain ridges and shorelines as locations for wind farms? - sees pristine deserts as locations for solar energy development? - sees fertile land as a source of biofuels? - sees forests as a source of (responsibly harvested) biomass? - sees free-flowing rivers as sources of hydro-electric power?201 days 19 hours 10 minutes ago
Political correctness on college campuses reaches new heights. Sadly, this often precludes questioning the received wisdom of the environmental movement on the issue of nuclear energy and a host of other issues.204 days 18 hours 50 minutes ago
Wow, the very people who've denounced Pandora's Promise as "propaganda" have hired Madison Avenue to fight back. Ouch! Message: windmills are new and cutting edge whereas nuclear energy is from the Stone Age. Really? http://makenuclearhistory.org220 days 10 hours 8 minutes ago
If you are in favor of nuclear energy and are frustrated by the lack of progress in having your voice heard, we strongly encourage you to read this. As we said in Pandora's Promise, this IS the beginning of a movement!222 days 12 hours 49 minutes ago
New legislation may make Illinois a leader in putting nuclear energy on an even playing field with renewables as a low-carbon source of energy. It's unfortunate, however, to see this effort tied so directly to the fortunes of single energy company.224 days 17 hours 9 minutes ago
A big shout out to Pandora's Promise editor Don Kleszy who attended the Oscars last night as part of the team that made the Oscar-nominated feature-documentary Last Days in Vietnam. A shout out also goes to Pandora's Promise original score composer Gary Lionelli who also worked on Last Days...231 days 8 hours ago
Please share and show support for the great climate hero (and a friend), former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, arrested again today by the regime on "terrorism" charges (you heard that right). http://www.bbc.com/news/world-south-asia-31575279232 days 12 hours 59 minutes ago
Helen Caldicott jumps the shark! Listen to her cozying up to Putin and embracing his rationale for invading Ukraine. ~At 11 minutes listen to her defense of Putin. ~At 24 minutes she complains that nobody pays attention to her anymore. ~At 27:30 she credits herself with ending the Cold War. ~At 32:30 she begins her rant about nuclear power plants, claims that nuclear power is proof that America is actually a socialist, or even a communist country. ~At 41:00 she begins long talk of a diabolical cover-up at Chernobyl, Fukushima and Three Mile Island. ~At 56:00 Harvey Wasserman claims the Koch Brothers are financing the building of nuclear power plants - huh?232 days 17 hours 30 minutes ago
I have always been against the use of nuclear power but not necessarily because of the technology or the waste issue. The problems with the use of nuclear power is politics and greed. If the most robust technology is implemented in the safest locations, built with no short cuts, operated by the best technicians available and held to the highest operational safety standards nuclear power could give us the time to eliminate our dependence on fossil fuels and attempt to develop new energy sources. As long as the politicians continue to bend to the will of corporate giants and the ultra rich we are doomed. The average person needs to realize that the economy is a man made entity that is currently being used by Wall Street to turn the middle class into serfs to serve the people at the top of the corporate world. Politicians need to lead by taking control of the basic energy needs of their constituents and make sensible decisions for the future.237 days 11 hours 48 minutes ago
If you're a journalist seeking an informed opinion from the Union of Concerned Scientists about the latest advances in nuclear reactor design, this is the cover page of what they send you. What's wrong with this picture?247 days 16 hours 53 minutes ago
Freakonomics takes on the sacred cow of ENERGY EFFICIENCY. Did you know that California predicted an 80% reduction in home energy use when it's strict energy efficient building codes were put into effect in the 1970's? Turns out that California homes consume about the same amount of energy today as they did 40 years ago. How come?248 days 12 hours 45 minutes ago
How many people know that the most recent comprehensive analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists on advanced nuclear reactor designs came out in 1990? 25 years ago! And they are the primary source of information for the media in providing "balanced" reporting on the issue.248 days 14 hours 21 minutes ago
It's great and better opportunity to invest on hydropower sector at Nepal. The assumed power production is about 200,000.00 MW by recent study. On another side the world best station for sharing opportunity in trade of hydropower due to huge demand of neighbour country India. Great option for investors to invest in hydropower at Nepal251 days 6 hours 54 minutes ago
The death-knell for biofuels finally hits the mainstream. Facing reality is the first step to solving our energy/climate problem. It appears that's finally starting to happen - and not a moment too soon.256 days 17 hours 39 minutes ago
At the risk of once again pissing off our pro-nuclear but climate skeptical friends, the bad news on human induced greenhouse gas emissions keeps getting more alarming. If you saw Pandora's Promise you'll know that Margaret Thatcher was among the very first political leaders to focus international attention on this issue - proof that this is most certainly NOT a left wing hoax.257 days 18 hours 17 minutes ago
The New Republic chimes in on nuclear energy with lots of inaccurate and misleading information. Comments section is open to anyone wanting to set the record straight for their readers. The more the better.258 days 6 hours 41 minutes ago
Just had a detailed briefing at Google on the most promising and ready-to-go advanced nuclear power plant design we've seen. This promises to be the game-changer we've all been waiting for. Massively scalable clean energy that's totally safe and cheaper than coal.263 days 6 hours 21 minutes ago
Eduardo Porter of The New York Times elaborates on the work done by Michael Shellenberger (of Pandora's Promise) and The Breakthrough Institute into how energy innovation comes about. The lessons of this fascinating history are profound.264 days 13 hours 3 minutes ago
CO2 emissions are pushing us to the brink of a mass extinction in the world's oceans. More reason to ramp up EVERY available alternative to burning fossil fuels, even ones that some people find objectionable.270 days 8 hours 1 minute ago
A couple years ago I took a chemistry course. In the reading was "described" the efficiency of nuclear power. They could only describe it because, I suspect, it would've been banned reading otherwise. I remember thinking how ludicrous carbon based power is with all of the pollution and greenhouse gasses when, if used correctly without cutting corners, nuclear power would solve sooo many problems. Pandora's Promise answered all of my questions. I am pro-nuclear and, yes, I am a tree hugger.275 days 18 hours 23 minutes ago
We've posted this before but as America continues shutting down its nuclear plants, it's worth reminding ourselves exactly where our carbon-free electricity comes from. The solutions to climate change are not easy.279 days 16 hours 59 minutes ago
A futuristic clean energy technology that has allowed France and Sweden to be carbon free in their electricity generation is being replaced in the US by cheap natural gas. Is this anything to celebrate?279 days 17 hours 26 minutes ago
Heard the one about how half of all children will be autistic in 10 years as a result of Roundup herbicide? A textbook example of scientific quackery that's all too common these days. Well worth a read on how easily seemingly credible pseudo-scientific claims catch fire and spread:282 days 15 hours 59 minutes ago
Most environmental leaders would have us believe that global energy use is set to decline due to increased efficiency and that renewable energy is poised to replace both fossil fuels and nuclear power. Both positions are contradicted by reality:288 days 10 hours 43 minutes ago
I saw "Pandora's Promise" at a film festival. We need nuclear power plants that are as near 'fail safe' as possible. I also highly recommend the film, "Thorium Remix 2011" available for viewing online.293 days 9 hours 27 minutes ago
CONSERVATIONISTS FOR NUCLEAR POWER: "Based on an objective and transparent analysis of our sustainable energy choices, we have come to the evidence-based conclusion that nuclear energy is a good option for biodiversity conservation (and society in general) and that other alternatives to fossil fuels should be subjected to the same cost–benefit analyses (in terms of biodiversity and climate outcomes, as well as sociopolitical imperatives) before accepting or dismissing them. We conclude that large-scale nuclear power—as a route to an electrified, oil-, gas- and coal-free economy—offers a positive way forward because it provides a low-risk pathway to eliminating the fossil-fuel dependencies, global energy poverty, and wealth imbalances that rank among the major forces driving today’s biodiversity crisis. At the very least, nuclear power needs to be considered seriously, alongside renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar power, in any robust sustainable energy mix for the future."300 days 11 hours 51 minutes ago
In 1961 JFK committed America to landing a man on the moon by 1970. Imagine if America committed itself to developing a mass-producible, passively safe, advanced nuclear reactor by 2025 - something that could be rolling off assembly lines the way Boeing produces commercial jet aircraft? If we did, we would dominate the global clean energy industry in the 21st century the way Apollo allowed us to dominate today's tech industry. A wish for the New Year for you all to share.300 days 18 hours 12 minutes ago
Pandora's Promise: "Our good friend Ben Heard in Australia is one of the best spokesmen on the planet about energy and climate issues. See him in action here and share with friends." http://youtu.be/IzbI0UPwQHg304 days 15 hours 4 minutes ago
I asked Steve Kraus if he knew where I could get my hands on a shotgun and some musical instruments, on the cheap and he hasn't responded. I know that he "likes" this page and hopefully he will see it. He is a newly elected Representative and is in the news recently pertaining to items such as this. Hopefully someone will reach out to him on my behalf. Many thanks. God bless all of us. John 3:16.325 days 9 hours 37 minutes ago
Pandora's promise should be released in more languages / translations / subtitles so that people who don't understand english well could have a chance to understand what is being said in the documentary.345 days 14 hours 38 minutes ago
From Pandora's Promise: BREAKING NEWS: Everyone has been asking us, "What can I do to get involved?" Now we have an answer! We have created a new, global, pro-nuclear environmental NGO just for you. We're called ENERGY FOR HUMANITY. Join us. Spread the word. Get involved. Your children will thank you. And so will we. www.energyforhumanity.org360 days 12 hours 58 minutes ago
I finally got to see Pandora's Promise today, courtesy of an inter-library loan. I didn't expect they way it started with rallies by the antis. Has anyone made a list/transcription of the supportive evidence used? That would be nice to have in a text file for future use.361 days 4 hours 15 minutes ago
I just finished watching your documentary and it has changed my perspective. Like so many people I bought in to the romance of solar energy. It isn't enough to want to believe in something when you don't take the time to review the science behind it. No matter what energy source we use, there will always be risks associated with it, but we need to pick the best option for us. Now is the time to invest heavily in our education as well as research and development. No use crying over spilled milk, we must put our differences aside and find a solution that works for our planet and our needs. Thank you for educating me on this issue.380 days 21 hours 35 minutes ago
Do you think this is real? I know that a lot of sea animals have glowing capabilities that had nothing to do with radiation. I think this is a scam to scare people, but I prefer to hear what a professional thinks.385 days 17 hours 5 minutes ago
Hello fellow nuclear enthusiasts! Check out my team's finalist proposal for the MIT Climate CoLab competition - please vote for us if you like our ideas for a licensing process for advanced nuclear reactors! http://climatecolab.org/web/guest/plans/-/plans/contestId/1300401/planId/1305301399 days 2 hours 25 minutes ago
Please see the USEC story, and how petty politics and Wall Street corruption can hinder clean energy infrastructure in rhe USA, setback economic growth, and hinder peaceful diplomacy with Russia. They were in your movie.........,,,402 days 10 hours 41 minutes ago
I'm sorry I hadn't heard about "Pandora's Promise" earlier. I'm just watching the beginning now, and very excited to see it. My father is an Environmental Attorney at Hanford, Washington. I'll be wanting to see what he thinks of it. BUT! - Perhaps not nearly as important as the central issue of this documentary, and yet... - I MUST know what the song on the opening credits is! In fact, I'm sure I might find the rest of the music interesting as well. Would you please tell me what it is, and where to find it?431 days 15 hours ago
It's all based on your fears about global warming. The truth is, If the world stopped using fossil fuels right now. It won't stop climate change. The most you can hope for is a short term delay. The earth is ever changing. In FACT nothing can hide from change. IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN! So now all those people who were against nukes have changed their minds and are now pushing it and saying with a straight face that "We were wrong it's really not as bad as we thought" So now you are willing to compromise the long term for a short term band-aid. What you are really doing is causing pain to people who cannot afford to pay for rising energy costs. Which in turn affects food prices and all else. Along with this administration which cannot stop themselves from printing money and driving up energy costs, for what, Global Warming??? GET A GRIP!!! This movie ought to be called Propaganda's Promise.451 days 17 hours 31 minutes ago
Reality check. Even the most famous solar company in the world has NEVER made a profit. Solar City is good at selling stock, it just can't make a profit. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303376904579135842033421008456 days 16 hours 13 minutes ago
I'm having a minor ethical dilemma here. Someone on another nuke-related group posted a link to a working full HD version of "Pandora's Promise" on Youtube and it doesn't appear to have Robert Stone's official sanction. I have the deepest respect for what Robert Stone and his cast and crew have tried to do and they deserve every penny that comes to them from the legal proper use of their intellectual property. At the same time, I want to upload a digital copy of Pandoras Promise to every PC, phone and tablet in existence for the betterment of all mankind. What shall we do? Protect and respect Stone & company's legal rights, or spam the link as fast and far as we can?463 days 17 hours 13 minutes ago
We all fell for it didn't we. Amazing lengths big oil; coal and gas will go for profit. My state, NC will allow fracking as soon as next spring in Davie, Dan River, Durham, Sanford, Wadesboro and Ellerbe sub basins and river basins. Wasn't PA and OK enough of a lesson. And now there is a great chance Duke Power will get a pass not to clean up coal ash deposits. You want a sustainable replacement to the energy crisis, go nuclear!467 days 16 hours 41 minutes ago
Researching a nuclear disaster, I found a documentary by Robert Stone, released 2013 called "Pandora’s Promise”. After lifetime of a very disturbing adventure with the atom, I have found my answers and you will also. This is renewable!470 days 8 hours 28 minutes ago
Less nuclear, more CO2. Every time. Everywhere. Germany, California, Japan, anywhere. "In February 2012, Southern California Edison closed down two nuclear reactors at its San Onofre plant. The plant was responsible for generating 8 percent of California’s electricity. Initially, it was only a temporary shutdown to give the company time to fix cracks in the steam generator system. However, the overly complicated repair and licensing process led them to retire the reactors for good. The state turned to fossil fuels as the easiest solution to make up for the energy gap. In the following year, carbon-dioxide emissions in the region climbed 9.2 million tons — having roughly the same effect as if an additional 2 million cars were suddenly driving on the region’s roads." "After Japan took all of its reactors offline in the wake of the 2011 accident at Fukushima Daiichi, the country saw both a 6 percent climb in carbon dioxide emissions and a 42 percent jump in power generation costs in 2012. The emissions increase was Japan’s largest in 20 years." http://forumonenergy.com/2014/05/28/less-nuclear-energy-equals-more-u-s-greenhouse-gas-emissions/472 days 40 minutes ago
China's nuclear expansion accelerates. "On Friday, China’s President Xi Jinping told a government meeting that development of nuclear energy should be accelerated. “By adopting top international standards and ensuring safety, China should lose no time in constructing nuclear power projects in eastern coastal regions,” Xi said, as state-run Xinhua newswire reported." http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-06-17/xi-jinping-gives-nod-to-china-s-expansion-of-nuclear-energy475 days 16 hours 25 minutes ago
You really want to cut CO2 emissions? Follow Ontario's lead with nuclear power and not Denmark with wind. "The average Dane, riding around on his or her bicycle, scrupulously recycling his or her cans and bottles, and using less than one-quarter the electricity that the average Ontarian uses, had an electricity CO2 footprint nearly three times that of the average Ontarian!"477 days 17 hours 50 minutes ago
Nuclear vs. Solar costs. "Crescent Dunes is a 110-megawatt power plant with total reported capital costs of $910 million, according to its website. That’s $8,200 per kilowatt. The Vogtle reactors — also DOE loan guarantee recipients — are a combined 2,234 megawatts at a reported cost of about $14 billion, or $6,700 per kilowatt." "The Vogtle reactors will generate full power roughly 90 percent of the time. Even with the ability to store power once the sun has gone down, Crescent Dunes will only generate power about 50 percent of the time. After you adjust for capacity factor, or the actual production of a power plant as a proportion of nameplate capacity, Vogtle’s cost advantage is enormous. " http://thebreakthrough.org/index.php/programs/energy-and-climate/nuclear-is-cheaper-than-solar-thermal485 days 14 hours 50 minutes ago
Here are some real world energy costs. Note that the nuclear costs include all costs from construction to dismantling. Note that solar PV is anywhere from about 2X to 9X more expensive than nuclear. Costs in Euros per MWh Nuclear 59.8 Onshore wind 62-102 Solar PV 114-547 New gas or coal: 70-100 "The court, which was asked to update a previous report by a parliamentary committee, calculates the average cost of French nuclear power production over its current 40-year lifespan, from construction to dismantling." "The Court des Comptes, a quasi-judicial body, said in a report that production costs for the French utility's 58 French nuclear reactors had risen to 59.8 euros per megawatt-hour (MWh) from 49.6 euros/MWh between 2010 and 2013." "Although nuclear production costs, according to the court, are not above the 62-102 euros/MWh for onshore wind and 114-547 euros for photovoltaic power estimated in a previous report, or the 70-100 euros for new gas- or coal-fired plants, the gap between them is closing noticeably." http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/05/27/edf-costs-idUKL6N0OC3XJ20140527495 days 15 hours 38 minutes ago
Going low carbon. Essential questions. 1. What’s it going to cost me? 2. Are the additional costs of wind and solar justified by the benefits of reduced carbon dioxide emissions? 3. Why are the costs per KWH of wind and solar so much higher, and the benefits not much different, than the other three low-carbon alternatives? 4. How can we be sure that a new low-carbon plant will replace a high-carbon coal plant rather than some other low-carbon plant? 5. What does this paper have for policymakers interested in reducing carbon dioxide emissions at a reasonable cost? http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/planetpolicy/posts/2014/05/20-low-carbon-wind-solar-power-frank506 days 41 minutes ago
Fear of our own extinction is reasonable. Acting brutally toward each other as we approach the extinction is just ugly. We are better than that. What kind of Ending of human existence will result from the energy choices we make now?506 days 13 hours 42 minutes ago
X-men's out my friends! Mutants are probably the most energy efficient and energy dense beings on earth. Better than any fusion, fission, fossil fuel or renewable power plant. Just imagine: give magneto 3 meals a day and he can perpetually use his magnetic fields to give you unlimited electrical power. As long as he's awake and agrees to help humans that is... Sunspot - ultimate heat generator Pyro - never burn out Phoenix - nuff said, telekinetic, telepathically insane. Storm - Endless wind power with 100% capacity factor, or better yet - lightning energy Quicksilver - you'll never RUN out of energy again If only we had them here, we probably won't need to worry about energy ever again hahaha. Enjoy your weekend!507 days 18 hours 7 minutes ago
Nuclear vs. Solar. With solar you use 242 times the area for the same amount of energy. Energy density counts! "The small nuclear is capable of producing 242 times the electricity per unit land. Small nuclear is as staggering in scale as large solar, just for the opposite reason."512 days 15 hours 3 minutes ago
Brilliant film. I have been doing every research paper in school since high school (I'm now on my 2nd college degree) on nuclear energy, trying to convince people that this is the future. Films like yours give me hope that prevailing attitudes toward nuclear energy can change. For the sake of the human race, I hope it's soon.514 days 4 hours 54 minutes ago
Great documentary. The first half felt lackluster but the end really brought it home perfectly! Thorium should have be a big focus in this though. It's extremely common, and waste products from current reactors can be used as start up material for a reactor using Thorium as the fuel. So much good about Thorium while the negatives arise from lack of funding and interest.557 days 10 hours 51 minutes ago
I see this movie as a kind of intellectual/political jujitsu, sincerely balancing the fear of global warming against the paranoia of nuclear energy to arrive at an outcome and recommendation that is very positive for humanity. Brilliant!564 days 12 hours 42 minutes ago
Read the report of the discussion with director Robert Stone; environmental activist Mark Lynas, moderated by Tom Clarke, Science Editor for Channel 4 News following Friday's screening of Pandora's Promise.566 days 17 hours 28 minutes ago
Still handful of tickets left at the door for tonight's screening of Pandora's Promise followed by a Q&A with director Robert Stone and environmental activist Mark Lynas, moderated by Tom Clarke, Science Editor for Channel 4 News.570 days 13 hours 49 minutes ago
How can we continue to provide the energy needed to lift billions of people in the developing world out of poverty, while also reversing the looming threat of climate change? Pandora's Promise explores the myths and science behind the deeply emotional and polarising issue of nuclear energy. Join director Robert Stone tomorrow for the screening of his controversial film followed by a discussion with environmental activist Mark Lynas, moderated by Tom Clarke, Science Editor for Channel 4 News.571 days 15 hours 21 minutes ago
This was a great film. And definitely made me sit-up and listen. I learned a lot... However, you did yourselves a great disservice by ignoring the valid and documented reports of cancer clusters around nuclear plants in the recent past - among others, the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Braidwater Generating Station. When I found this out it brings your whole argument into question. Do I believe that nuclear power CAN be safe? Yes! But not in this country where the NRC is owned by the industry...574 days 6 hours 44 minutes ago
Thanks for making this movie that I highly recommend. I believe that pandora's promise crucial point is that being environmentalist nowadays would require being pro-nuclear given the actual twentiefh century's energy compriomise. However I would just like to outlight something I don't necessarily agree with. It states that energy demand will increase in the next 50 years up to 3 times more. It is true that the developping countries will see a raise in energy demand. However, technology allows electronic devices to be less energy intensive. I can mention the energy-saving bulbs, the applainces that require much less electricity and others. So wouldn't it be exagerrated to say the energy demand will increase that much? Having said that your movie is still very efficient in reinforcing my pro-nuclear opinion. Regards from France.575 days 17 hours 33 minutes ago
Next Friday 21 March director Robert Stone joins us for the screening of Pandora's Promise. This film tells the personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts, who have undergone a radical conversion from being fiercely anti- to strongly pro-nuclear energy, risking their careers and reputations in the process. It is a thoughtful film that changes the conversation about the myths and science behind this deeply emotional and polarising issue. Full details and tickets: http://www.frontlineclub.com/pandoras-promise/580 days 18 hours 6 minutes ago
Thank you for making this film. It really opened my eyes to the many myths I had believed to be truths about Nuclear. The one thing that didn't sit right with me is the graph displaying the number of deaths associated with each energy source- is it a fair comparison? I am wondering why you chose this argument? As noted in the pie chart in the beginning of the film, Nuclear only powers about 13% of the world's energy. It has also been around for significantly less of a period time than coal. I am not discounting the benefits of Nuclear and I am not saying it is unsafe; I just think it is misleading to compare the safety of industries directly to each other that are substantially different sizes, with varying periods of time of time in operation. There are other statistical methods better suited to yield reliable data on safety.581 days 14 hours 52 minutes ago
hey people i thaught it would be a awesome idea to ask a anti nuke admin on facebook what he//she knew about nuclear power the admin did delete my post after this conversation i think their afraid their followers are going to go pro nuclear583 days 9 hours 53 minutes ago
I was thoroughly impressed with what misconceptions I had about nuclear power, accidents and weapons that were shattered by this film. I believe the general world public would be impressed as well. Energy from Thorium pointed out that Director Robert Stone has been very good about including thorium and LFTR in his public promotion of the movie.589 days 13 hours 22 minutes ago
This movie exposes the bad science of the environmental movement in the 60's and 70's. They defeated nukes by scaring people with propaganda pseudo-science. This victory brought the huge expansion of coal, talk about unintended consequences. Now the same group is doing the same thing with global warming and they are promoting nukes to solve this non-problem. If you need a boogeyman to defeat, why not fight world poverty. Promote nukes to help end world poverty and the "REAL" pollution of coal and the real deaths it causes each year. Even if every country in the world went full on nuke, the high cost energy strategies being promoted will kill millions more around the world. Wind, solar, carbon taxes all designed to make energy more expensive, exactly the opposite of what should be done. So..... promote molten salt reactors for real reasons, they all make sense. Sorry for the rant.589 days 14 hours 40 minutes ago
After USA the International Uranium Film Festival travels now for the second time to India. Festival starts March 14 in Mumbai. Further traveling Uranium Film Festivals are planned (after the main event in Rio de Janeiro May 14-24) in Greenland and Denmark this year in September! But still financial support is needed. Your gift will help advance public understanding of atomic power and the nuclear fuel chain through the power of film. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org/en/home-en http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org/en/support/sponsorship Uranium Filmmaker Magnus Isacsson's last interview about the festival. http://www.socialdoc.net/magnus/2011/06/02/uranium-film-festival-of-brazil/590 days 19 hours 55 minutes ago
year 69 of the forever experiment... Truth is the daughter of time not of authority... certainly not this movie. http://enenews.com/reports-plutonium-did-get-out-of-u-s-nuclear-facility-we-dont-know-what-happened-inside-why-it-happened-whether-it-could-happen-again-the-big-problem-is-how-much-was-released-or598 days 17 hours 40 minutes ago
Human Rights and Nuclear Power? Today, Uranium Film Festival NY Brooklyn, The Pavilion Theater, with spectacular films about Chernobyl and later with documentaries about Fukushima and India. The filmmakers from India are present for A & Q. Festival starts at 11 a m. http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org/en/traveling-festival/usa-2014/new-york-city/sunday-feb-16 email@example.com days 18 hours 37 minutes ago
I just showed Pandora's Promise to one set of friends, thanks!!!! but before showing to the next set, will give everyone a piece of paper with numbers— µSv/hr on average around the Earth, in Denver, and in areas with higher exposures. We wondered whether explaining the health effects would be a lot simpler if people considering returning home in the areas near Fukushima just saw labels (eg, Denver, Kerala) rather than numbers.618 days 46 minutes ago
You must be a pronuke scientist/engineer/fascist to be that kind of intelligent! My review of this project...I seriously feel like Robert is one of those good neighborhood kids, kicking it with the wrong crowd...http://wakeup-world.com/2014/01/30/the-pandoras-box-of-the-nuclear-industry/621 days 16 hours 45 minutes ago
I'm about to watch this documentary today or tomorrow, but don't you think this film is about a decade late? Already solar cells cost about $0.50 per watt and new nuclear plant in US about $6 per watt. (Btw, solar cells also work when cloudy...)622 days 13 hours 16 minutes ago
Kudos to Robert Stone for his article "Animal Planet’s Bogus Account of Chernobyl Wildlife -- Fission for Scare Tactics" With regards to the Tohoku earthquake and Tsunami in Japan three years ago, I wonder if Animal Planet’s River Monsters show will ever look at the impact of chemical contamination on aquatic life..... And incidentally, how did all that get resolved in terms of insurance?627 days 6 hours 38 minutes ago
I've been looking for a version of Pandora's Promise in German to send to my friends there. To date no luck with that; is there such a version? Is this film available in any language other than English?630 days 19 hours 54 minutes ago
HIBAKUSHA: OUR LIFE TO LIVE - Saturday, Feb. 15, 11 AM - in The Pavilion Theater, New York, Brooklyn: A wonderfull documentary about Hiroshima and Nagasaki Nuclear Bomb Survivors with the presence of director David Rothauser. "Life is a precious gift. May we live it without fear." One of about 60 films about nuclear power, atomic bombs, uranium, Fukushima & Chernobyl of the International Uranium Film Festival New York February 14-19 Filmwebsite: http://www.hibakusha-ourlifetolive.org/ Festivalwebsite: http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org/index.php/en/travelling-festival/usa-2014/new-york-city/saturday-feb-15/455-at-11am/1106-hibakusha-our-life-to-live The Pavilion Theater: http://www.paviliontheater.com/?p=content&id=Uranium+Film+Festival+2014+Feb+14+to+Feb+18+ Contact for more info & support: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org/index.php/en/support634 days 18 hours 51 minutes ago
All people should know more about nuclear power! Here is the program of the next, the first International Uranium Film Festival in New York, Brooklyn, The Pavilion Theater: More than 50 movies and documentaries about nuclear power and uranium mining. http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org/index.php/en/new-york-city http://www.paviliontheater.com/?p=content&id=Uranium+Film+Festival+2014+Feb+14+to+Feb+18+ Contact: email@example.com days 22 hours 29 minutes ago
I just watched your movie, and I'm glad to see such a realistic documentary on nuclear power, though I would have been glad to hear and see more about alternative nuclear fusion devices which are in curent progress and evolution650 days 21 hours 57 minutes ago
Invitation: Russian Movie "Atomic Ivan", winner of the Yellow Oscar 2013, Australian Science Fiction Movie "Double Happiness Uranium", the Academy Award®-winning US-documentary "Deadly Deception" and more than 50 other films about nuclear power, atomic bombs, uranium mining, depleted uranium weapons, radioactive accidents and radioactive dangers from all over the world are coming to New York City Brooklyn in February 2014. International Uranium Film Festival New York - A film festival about the Nuclear Age, Feb 14-18, in The Pavilion Theater Brooklyn. http://world-nuclear-news.org/uploadedImages/wnn/Images/Atomic_Ivan_2.jpg http://world-nuclear-news.org/C_Atomic_Ivan_in_love_with_the_atom_0909111.html http://www.doublehappinessuranium.com/screenings.html http://groundspark.org/upcoming-screenings # http://groundspark.org/our-films-and-campaigns/deadlydecep http://www.paviliontheater.com/?p=content&id=Uranium+Film+Festival+2014+Feb+14+to+Feb+18+ Festival Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Festival Website: www.uraniumfilmfestival.org661 days 20 hours 34 minutes ago
Dear all, We would like to invite you to be part of the International Uranium Film Festival (IUFF). This film festival from Rio de Janeiro is now in Window Rock, Navajo Nation Museum - Navajo Uranium Film Festival Day 2 Livestream! And in February 2014 the IUFF goes to Washington and NYC. Everybody has to be informed about radioactive risks. And the best information you get by independent films! Contact: email@example.com http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/international-uranium-film-festival-opens-monday-navajo-nation-museum/ Navajo Uranium Film Festival Day 2 Livestream! http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/12/navajo-uranium-film-fest-day-2.html http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2013/12/livestream-navajo-window-rock-uranium.html Uranium Film Festival Website www.uraniumfilmfestival.org678 days 11 hours 17 minutes ago
I wish this could have been released sooner! It was highly recommended to watch for a debate within my university module happening before the release...still intend to watch it when it's out at least :)687 days 13 hours 25 minutes ago
Many of you folks seem to be indoctrinated by "facts" from the thermal neutron reactor plants. The fast neutron reactor plants are much better. They use sodium for cooling, not water; convection cooling will work if there is a power outage. They can use the "waste" from the thermal reactors to produce around 100 times more energy. There is not enough available land for solar and wind to replace the energy that our society wants. Fossil resources will run out someday; our energy demand across the world is increasing tremendously. Someday the graphs of these two will cross; after that our style of life will decrease, because energy will not be available to support it. We must go with nuclear, and fast nuclear because it makes much better use of the fuel than thermal--we won't have to mine any for a very long time (centuries), because there is so much already on hand.691 days 2 hours 39 minutes ago
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In the film the assertion is made that there's more radiation in a banana than in a liter of Fukushima radiated water (or something to that effect). I'd be very interested in precisely what was stated in the film and what the source(s) of the information were.695 days 9 hours 51 minutes ago
The world can no more afford "environmentalists" who deny the science that nuclear energy is safer than other modes of base power generation than it can afford those who deny the science supporting climate change. Climate change would be much less of a concern today if the no-nukes movement had never happened.697 days 5 hours 18 minutes ago
Very interesting show. Strange beginning with the disaster in Japan, but still very informative. Most people are scared of nuclear power because of the propaganda machine and that is you change the order of the first two letters it becomes "UNCLEAR". Get this out there on Youtube. Power companies should get this linked on their websites.697 days 17 hours 57 minutes ago
We watched the movie, which is quite compelling, and were left wondering why there was no mention of the environmental cost of mining uranium. Could it be because it's a filthy, water intensive process, laden with toxic chemicals? It's an important piece of the total cost.699 days 3 hours 37 minutes ago
Pandora's Promise in London, Round 1, Channel 4 News 11 Nov: In the Green corner: Robert Stone, environmentalist + independent documentary film maker. In another Green corner: Caroline Lucas ex head of Green Party UK. http://bit.ly/1i5x8iM (click on 'Is nuclear waste the answer to our energy needs') The Green on Green war over nuclear MUST CEASE - a futile time waste which only makes environmentalists impotent opponents to the behemothic fossil fuel lobby. Feel free to drop Ms Lucas a line: firstname.lastname@example.org days 14 hours 27 minutes ago
The show was even better than I expected. But seriously, I hope you are already working on Part II...there was so much left unsaid. The troglodytes need about 30 years worth of lies erased. It's going to take more than one movie...700 days 4 hours 21 minutes ago
I have been against Nuclear generated energy for over 30 years, until, I saw the CNN Program "Pandora's Promise". The problem with Nuclear energy has always been the waste. The new "US" invented process recycles the waste into new rods and the spent ones are recycled into new ones and so forth on site. If you want to world to stop releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere then Nuclear is the ONLY path and without it man will clearly destroy himself. This "new" tec. will allow countries like China and India to get rid of their carbon omissions and the earth will be better for it. Wind and solar, which I support, will never be able to do this, ever. I am a democrat and believe that we must get rid of both the right and left wings of both parties if we are ever to be able to solve the big problems. Nuclear has its problems but compared to oil and coal it is head and shoulder above the rest. Just remember if you don't have the support of the general population, nothing will be done. The general population is willing to really do nothing to change the way they live, so in order to counter this then electricity must take the forefront and although I wish there were a different way, sadly I must admit we must go nuclear and do it quickly. After all it is an American invention.701 days 10 hours 50 minutes ago
Interesting documentary. But I ask you this, why hasn't one $ of private capital ever been spent on nuclear power plants? Answer: Too costly? Too risky? What are the real costs per kW/h? Also, I disagree with the crackpot portrayal of Amory Lovins. Read his Reinventing Fire. In it he argues for efficiency first (using less energy is cheaper than not using less) and then a gradual move to clean natural gas as baseload power supplemented by wind and solar...702 days 15 hours 16 minutes ago
I just watched Pandoras Promise on CNN. It was very insightful and I wish more would watch it. My father works at a Nuclear Power plant, he has for almost 30 years, and the movie helped me understand clearly what he had tried to tell me before. I sent an Email to my science teacher, hoping he will show the students. I just feel people should understand.702 days 18 hours 20 minutes ago
What an informing documentary slashing all the false assumptions and advertising against nuclear power. It also explains what went wrong with all the nuclear facility meltdowns; basically no cooling systems. Chernobyl will no longer be what anyone thought, neither will Fukushima. This film explains radiation and how its measured. It's amazing how the levels of radiation in Fukushima are so miniscule that scientists can't appropriately allocate that to cancer deaths! Yet the uneducated citizens won't let their children play outdoors for long. Even a beach in Brazil has higher naturally occurring levels of radiation than Chernobyl or Fukushima. The supposed millions of deaths in Chernobyl are not true! It amounted to about 50 deaths or so. Due to solar & wind power's energy fluctuations, they generate more carbon footprint than nuclear power because of the backup energy they require. Now that's something some green/environmental activists don't know! I just read on CTV news that a storage tank in Fukushima leaked tons of rasioactive water today. This may scare a lot of people but somewhere burried in the article it states; "The environmental effects of radioactive water pouring in the sea are unclear, though scientists generally agree that the impact so far has been minimal." The media will always blow things out of proportion, its time films like Pandora's Promise brings actuality into perspective and urges action. Go nuclear!!!703 days 2 hours 28 minutes ago
Well made film but I perceived huckster logic in several sequences. Singular views were presented as fact (phones = refrigerators for energy use) and some facts glaringly abandoned. For example, while France's spent nuclear fuel waste might fit in a single bunker the ancillary radioactive waste produced requires a million cubic feet of safe storage per year and growing. Additionally, the critical issue about safe radiation exposure seemed designed to confuse rather than inform by using 20 some shots of a Geiger counter without measurement units to suggest living in Fukushima is safer than visiting Brazilian beaches. Surely the filmmakers and producers know spot measures do not reveal trends but feeding into non-scientific thinking when it is thesis supporting is disingenuous, as you know. I appreciate the film's structure addressing major concerns and assumptions but you responded to them only dismissively and without informed counterpoint. If Helen Calidicott is wrong about Chernobyl's effects then interview her - don't bum rush her when she is distracted by another event. Your sequence with her was userous rather than serious in a film positioned as educational. You leave people with the idea that breeder and Gen IV reactors are ready to support a 3X increase in worldwide energy needs but the costs to make that happen would be extraordinary. Perhaps that cube of (??enriched uranium??) could power my life but the mining destruction and millennial dangers of that cube might not be worth it. It might be better than the coal equivalency but that is not the whole story and journalistic documentaries are (I've heard) supposed to present the whole story. An honest comparison evaluating the relative rewards from investing billions into new nuclear versus investing in renewable technology could have advanced the discussion. Unfortunately, limiting the discussion (no evaluation of conservation at all?) to only emphasize nuclear benefits makes your film a promotional piece rather than a serious documentary.703 days 12 hours 29 minutes ago
I suggest Robert Stone look into The Resonance Project and the work of physicist Nassim Haramein if he really wants to help our planet with safe energy. Nassim has done extensive work on this very topic and what he can tell us will put all big corporations out of business, and wouldn't that be nice?703 days 13 hours 11 minutes ago
How does a car of the 1960s compare to a new 2014 model? Well that's what our nuclear power stations are. They are outdated just like any other technology, including last years iPad. Contain new nuke stations under ground in old abandoned coal and salt mines, make them bigger than 1.21 gigawatt. Of course far away from any city. And if there is ever a major disaster, since it's underground just cover it up with landfill.703 days 13 hours 27 minutes ago
Some of the panel seemed to miss the development of a way to recycle the spent rods so that they become a fuel source, thus practically eliminating the issue of waste storage. With further development of nuclear production, this would most likely be improved even more. Lobbies of Big Coal and Big Oil will make sure that this never happens. Their only interest is in their profits. Global warming and atmospheric poisoning, ultimate elimination of the human race has no interest in their thinking. Profit NOW; the rest bed%$$#@&! The human race is a doomed experiment. Maybe the cockroaches and ants will do a better job over the next millions of years, after we have exterminated ourselves.703 days 15 hours 11 minutes ago
A worse case accident at a Solar Power Plant and wothin a few hours everything is ok. A worse case accident at a Hydro-power Plant or a Coal-fired power Plant and wothin a couple months everything is ok. Ask the residents of Chernobyl, Fukushima, or even Three Mile Island if their area is ok even yet. Though Nuclear Accidents are sort of rare, there is no such thing as a minor nuclear accident!703 days 22 hours 26 minutes ago
I definitely would not, under any circumstance, live next to a Nuclear Power Plant! That said, I do believe that Nuclear Power has a place in meeting our energy needs. However it is no where near as safe, cheap, or as environmentally friendly as Pandora's Promise alleged. Every nuclear accident is a huge problem! Pandora's Promise is pure propaganda - totally biased. It didn't take in to account the total cost of Nuclear production, but used its low-ball figure to compare against other forms of energy. They often brought up the subsidies for Alternative Energy but said nothing about huge subsidies to the Nuclear Industry. I wouldn't mind living next to Solar Power installation - in fact, one is going to start construction in my area (Social Circle, GA) in the next couple months and I am totally fine with it. Living next to a HydroPower plant may actually be a big plus!703 days 22 hours 47 minutes ago
Fukushima has spread ten times more radioactive fallout than Chernobyl and the Pacific fisheries have been severely compromised. We Americans have been poisoned by radioactive fallout for over 68 years and we are paying the price by high cancer rates. Nuclear power plants are not cost effective to build, maintain and decommission. No lending institution, in their right mind, would finance one without a federal government guarantee.704 days 38 minutes ago
How about posting all the infographics that you had in the movie? I found this movie fascinating! One of my favorite factoids that you need to add to your cache of information is that to replace just one gas station's energy with solar, you would need 800 ACRES(!) of photovoltaic panels.704 days 47 minutes ago
Great production. I worked at Argonne-West from 1986 thru 2004 and saw the Integral Fast Reactor research first-hand. I worked in an auxiliary capacity (nuclear material control and accountability) and so wasn't directly involved in the actual research, but did know many people who were. Dr. Till even recognized me once in a while, lol. The change of heart of a few leading environmentalists chronicled in parts of the production would have been heartening if it had occurred in the early 80s. Instead, those of us who labored on the last nuclear energy project standing in the U.S. in those years had to endure the hostility that they were fostering in most of their peers and most of the public. Hostility that will be little changed by the puny efforts of a few of you who are having your belated epiphanies. The arguments being dredged up again in comments against your production are mainly just a source of renewed pain to me, and I must say given that it is far too late to resurrect this energy source I really don't care to have all of it hashed out again. At least not in the U.S. This power source will never be resurrected here. China might build some IFR type machines in the next 20 years ago, and that's fine. But the earth is pretty much irrevocably cooked already. So thanks for nothing.704 days 52 minutes ago
Excerpt: Earlier, TEPCO said it detected 2.35 billion becquerels of cesium per liter in water that is now leaking into the groundwater through cracks in the plant’s drainage system. This radiation level is roughly the same as that measured in April 2011. The normal level is 150 becquerels of cesium per liter of water. For the past two years, TEPCO has claimed that it managed to siphon off the excess water into specially-constructed storage tanks. However, the company was forced to admit late last month that radioactive water was still escaping into the Pacific Ocean. These consistent failures are testing the patience of Japanese authorities. “You can't just leave it [disposing of radioactive waste at the plant] up to TEPCO," Shinji Kinjo, head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) told Reuters. "Right now, we have an emergency." Earlier this month, TEPCO was forced to go on the defensive after a scathing first-page article appeared in The Asahi Shimbun daily criticizing the company’s cleanup efforts. “TEPCO did nothing for more than two years despite having pledged to seal a leaking hole between a turbine building [the leakage source] and an underground pit [a trench] in April 2011 when water contaminated with radioactive materials…was found to have leaked into the ocean; and the company only began preparing for shielding tests this summer after contaminated water was found to be leaking into the sea this time,” the newspaper stated on August 1, 2013.704 days 1 hour 32 minutes ago
Just watched Pandora's Promise, followed by Ralph Nader going to another Olympic Gold for hyperbole relative to the 1985 Chernobyl accident, by far the worst nuclear accident on the globe. I did some work in Ukraine about 100 km from Chernobyl in late 1990s-early 200 and asked a knowledgeable scientist about Chernobyl. He told me that "a lot of people died." (Why?) "Mostly old or sick people who froze to death," (when there was no heat in their apartments). Chernobyl (built in 1977-1980) was a terrible design, and the pumps at Fukushima (built 1970) should never have been underground. Modern light water nukes have coolant stored above the reactor core, so it can be quenched by gravity simply by opening a valve. The March 2011 EQ and tsunami in Japan caused over 15,000 deaths, >90% by drowning and the rest by trauma and other direct causes. Perhaps time will tell, but confirmed deaths due to radiation exposure so far: ZERO. The TOTAL global power from wind and solar is about 72 GWh. An average-size nuke plant in the US generates about 12,200 GWh. Any questions?704 days 1 hour 45 minutes ago
Very interesting. What was not discussed in the somewhat myopic film and following discussion, is the role of point of use sustainable energy production. In my mind, the role of capacitor technology in storing efficiently captured solar and wind energy for near time use (within 72 hours ) is the new frontier. New technologies are already on horizon, but those blinded by the status quo only see the opportunity in developing more fossil fuel discovery with these, i.e. sub terrainian sonic burst searches. Progress truly happens when those on the existing paradigm train decide to jump off.704 days 1 hour 47 minutes ago
How do we get to see this in the UK? I noticed its listed for a few screenings but none near to the main nuclear sites or their ancillary companies. I'm sure plenty of people would like to see it screened more widely in the UK.704 days 9 hours 43 minutes ago
The movie review for the Amy Oliver show on 1310 KFKA on Friday will be Pandora's Promise after watching the CNN showing. The radio show is featuring Amy Oliver, the energy policy director at the Independence Institute, and Dr. Robert Applegate (me) a PhD physicist, and will air around 10:15 MST.705 days 14 hours 51 minutes ago
Pandora's Promise: one pro-nuclear film doesn't make a summer. There are many more new films about nuclear power you have to watch. International Uranium Film Festival travels to USA now in November. http://www.uraniumfilmfestival.org/index.php/en/ www.uraniumfilmfestival.org706 days 20 hours 37 minutes ago
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