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Taken out of context from "Dear Abby" today: "Remember the phrase 'casting pearls before swine?' It means offering something valuable to those who don't understand that it's precious." This applies to the benefits fast nuclear offers to the world. How do we get the public to understand that fast nuclear is valuable to be able to control climate change while providing the abundant energy the world needs and will need? We need the help of educators. Probably education is more important than science at the moment.35 days 21 hours 50 minutes ago
The first commercial nuclear power stations started operation in the 1950s. There are over 435 commercial nuclear power reactors operable in 31 countries, with over 375,000 MWe of total capacity. About 70 more reactors are under construction. They provide over 11% of the world's electricity as continuous, reliable base-load power, without carbon dioxide emissions. 56 countries operate a total of about 240 research reactors and a further 180 nuclear reactors power some 140 ships and submarines. http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/current-and-future-generation/nuclear-power-in-the-world-today/51 days 1 hour 30 minutes ago
Powerful speech by John Kerry at #COP21. But it's entirely focused on renewables. Kerry missed an opportunity to make a powerful statement about how he was wrong to have led the charge in the Senate to kill funding for advanced nuclear energy 20 years ago. That mea culpa would have made headlines around the world and set us on a realistic course of action. Failing to do so, he sustains the illusion the renewables alone will save us, making John Kerry part of the problem.59 days 21 hours 9 minutes ago
The IFR research program on next generation nuclear power was defunded by the 103 congress presided over by non other than Mr. Global Warming Al Gore. As it turns out the leading minds now concur that next generation Nuclear Power is our Climate Change solution. Pandora's Promise is available on Netflix if you have not seen the documentary. You may also want to google LFTR, Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors, India and China are fast tracking this technology.62 days 16 hours 33 minutes ago
Breathtaking ignorance, gullibility, and confused thinking from Mark Ruffalo. Beware the zealot who sees those who undertake political compromise as morally degenerate. The world has had enough of that kind of thinking, thank you very much.73 days 22 hours 33 minutes ago
PANDORA'S PROMISE screening in Paris - Thursday, DECEMBER 3 @ 8pm. Limited seating! If you plan to attend, please click the poster image below. Post screening panel discussion with film director Robert Stone and climate scientist Tom Wigley.74 days 23 hours 3 minutes ago
BOSTON GLOBE: "Nuclear power is the world’s most abundant and scalable carbon-free energy source. In today’s world, every nuclear plant that is not built is a fossil-fuel plant that does get built, which in most of the world means coal...."76 days 5 hours 8 minutes ago
Carol Browner's plea for saving nuclear plants: To the Editor: Entergy’s decision to close the FitzPatrick nuclear power plant (“Indian Point Owner to Close Nuclear Plant Upstate, Angering Governor,” news article, Nov. 3) is another reminder of the need for policies that properly value nuclear for its carbon-free and reliability benefits. Unfortunately, this comes on the heels of another announced plant retirement, the Pilgrim nuclear power plant, and is indicative of the challenges that the existing nuclear energy fleet faces. The existing nuclear power fleet provides significant benefits to our country, providing 20 percent of our power and 64 percent of our carbon-free energy. Because these plants generate emissions-free electricity, they are key to achieving the clean energy future that we all strive for, including President Obama’s carbon-cutting goals, which likely could not be met in many states without these nuclear plants. Because of a lack of recognition of these benefits, however, there are additional nuclear plants that face challenges that jeopardize their future. We need a serious approach to preserving these plants if we hope to enjoy the benefits they provide and achieve our climate change goals. CAROL M. BROWNER Washington The writer served as Environmental Protection Agency administrator from 1993 to 2001 and as director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy from 2009 to 2011. She is a Leadership Council member for Nuclear Matters.87 days 5 hours 54 minutes ago
For decades I've been a hater of nuke power but after watching Pandora's Promise I've change my mind about it all together. I knew that the nuke plant was the cleanest and most affiant way to get power but getting over the safety issues. When something does go wrong it is catastrophic and that was a real big deal for me. Then there was the spent fuel rods and what it would mean for generations to come. I still believe that all light water reactors should be decommissioned in this country. But now that I know what the facts are I'm ready for those old reactors to be replaced by the new 4th and 5th generation one. It's time we wake up and build a new reactor and prove that this is the way to go for a truly sustainable future. If your an environmentalist you need to be on board with this. After all, you can feed the old reactors to the new ones and you can still put a solar panel on every rooftop.108 days 8 hours 40 minutes ago
Our blogger Helene highly recommends this week's science double header, despite a self-confessed zero knowledge of the subject at large! Here's why you should be watching Pandora's Promise and Particle Fever... #ParticleFever #PandorasPromise #ScienceDocumentaries #HiggsBosson #NuclearPower #DoubleExposure #RialtoChannel #SKYTV #OfficialBlogger #HeleneRavlich #FilmBlog #BigBang116 days 1 hour 31 minutes ago
This week's Double Exposure doco duo is around the topic of science, and features the extremely watchable - and challenging - Particle Fever and Pandora's Promise. Check out the promo and let us know what you think. #ParticleFever #PandorasPromise #ScienceDocumentaries #HiggsBoson #NuclearPower #DoubleExposure #RialtoChannel #SKYTV117 days 2 hours 14 minutes ago
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.144 days 20 hours 14 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.153 days 16 hours 29 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.159 days 3 hours 44 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.189 days 6 hours 12 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 up189 days 21 hours 46 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!193 days 7 hours 34 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.208 days 18 hours 8 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!228 days 17 hours 34 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.231 days 8 hours 36 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.232 days 18 minutes 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?235 days 19 hours 16 minutes 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...237 days 6 hours 39 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..."245 days 5 hours 30 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.246 days 2 hours 12 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.248 days 1 hour 23 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:257 days 2 hours 48 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?263 days 8 hours 29 minutes ago
You stupid fucking sheeple will never learn, LMFOL, Told you all soo!!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Price%E2%80%93Anderson_Nuclear_Industries_Indemnity_Act Do you own stock in the nuclear energy industry or are you employed by them, has that been your education for years in that field??? Get it having stock in this industry makes you biased for it when your lively hood or life depends on you defending that it’s safe I swear!!! But as I have said for this reason the word safe is relative and often biased toward, LOL!!! Anything else Doc??? LOL!!! But their building new nuclear reactors, clean energy, LMFOL!!! Dear god this is hilarious how ironic that this happens and all the politicians who have stock in nuclear energy are trying to build new nuclear power plants, LOL!!! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/25/us/new-mexico-radiation-leak-detected.html?_r=0 http://news.yahoo.com/more-radiation-detected-near-mexico-nuke-224142028.html http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/246936331.html Still Skeptical, this is Dr. Helen Caldicott and Dr. Michio Kaku, Dr. Helen Caldicott From Harvard a medical doctorate degree, since she's been 23yrs old and you all know Dr. Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist, which has been saying that tepco has lied and all 3 reactor cores have melted down 100% or compleatly!!! What else do you need, well I'm still skeptical, LOL!!! — with Dr Helen Caldicott and Dr. Michio Kaku at Dr. Helen Caldicott and Dr. Michio Kaku. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10150899761282789&set=vb.602357788&type=3 https://www.facebook.com/nathaniel.chan.33/videos/vb.602357788/10150899761282789/?type=3 Their called entitlements for a reason, to make you feel like you don't deserve them, but the corporations deserve the tax breaks, subsides ( subsides does sound better than entitlements doesn't it, see propaganda does work just change the bad word propaganda to public relations, or entitlements and grants or loans to subsides, tax breaks or bailout’s and wa la skew the picture toward the corporations benefit and with cleaver marketing, advertisements, propaganda and think tanks you can basically convince the average working class TV watching public of anything you want) offshore bank accounts because they want to pay their fair share to America of course, send jobs overseas because the corporations love America and want it to flourish and create more jobs for our economy, lets lend billions to Israel and other country's too, I mean, they would do that for us, Right??? I mean where’s our tax breaks, where’s are bailout’s and subsides, ow yea those are entitlements, grants or loans, I forgot, what a joke!!! I mean why can’t we borrow money with the low financing the corporations get, Oh yea we the people don’t have lobbyists in congress, I mean the politicians and government just work for us. I guess the politicians, corporate owners, elitists and bankers want to be in charge now, I guess they are usurping our power with laws and regulations so many we can’t possibly follow them all, so then we become the criminals and corrupt instead of them, then they can guilt us into giving up our power willingly and they can rule us with force because they must force you to obey, one way or another with the whip or with TV, cheaper to do it with TV, safer too, Homo Domesticus, not Homo-Novus, so hows life being farmed? Is it fun, americans, no worrys??? For all of you who say Wikipedia isn’t a good source because its peer reviewed, well aren’t you judged in the justice system by 12 of your peers, so maybe we should change the justice system too, besides what does it matter where the information comes from as long as its truth, truthful or informative as to give you an idea as where you had none before, in the information age ignorance is a choice, the truth is out there, truth is truth no matter where it comes from, but you do still need to look and type in a search then read and more than one story on the subject if you even care American couch potato idiots, and even more importantly comprehend what it is your reading, look up words you don’t know the meaning to its easy google search you’d be surprised, not to mention be able to recognize and watch out for propaganda pieces or parts of the subject matter used to contaminate or skew your opinion or taint your perspective put there by public relation reps to lessen resistance to unpopular projects in your neighborhood or abroad, yep, time to wake up and live in the modern age there not after you there after your mind and your labor… Soo it’s safe and then go ahead eat it, many people died and suffered slowly, LOL, are you an idiot children were deformed and many in japan died, didn’t they just have a fire in a storage facility didn’t they go crazy over a stolen medical device in Mexico, didn’t they overexpose people on defective radiology machines, so its safe huh weird, so why wear the suits clean up at fukushima should be a snap, and those that were exposed early on aren’t dead, LOL, so what’s the difference if you murder someone slowly over years or all at once with a bullet, don’t people get secondary cancers from the radioactive treatments why don’t people live on toxic radioactive waste dumps then, is it because living on or next to them gives people and their children cancer??? You aint gonna learn what you don’t wanna know. You can’t wake someone up when their pretending to be asleep!!! https://www.facebook.com/nathaniel.chan.33/videos/vb.602357788/10150899761282789/?type=3 To harm the earth is to heap contempt on its creator… to spit on the earth is to spit on your selves… Contaminate your bed and you will one night suffocate in your own waste. If you poison the earth you poison yourselves if you poison the genetics or gene pool of plants you poison yourselves, I mean right… They ignore that all life is One, they act like all the earth’s resources are there's and not everyone’s , that by hurting others they are hurting other instances of themselves; they are like the head of the snake ignoring that the tail is its... own. What f there’s a major natural disaster, who will man the nuclear energy sites, won’t they all melt down and create a mass extinction event from a minor extinction event??? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_power_accidents_by_country#United_States http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_and_radiation_accidents_and_incidents http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_nuclear_disasters_and_radioactive_incidents http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_power_accidents_by_country http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster That which can be destroyed by the truth should be!!! “If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.” ― Marcus Aurelius "Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." ~ John Adams "Condemnation without investigation is the height of ignorance." —Albert Einstein nature doesn’t need us we need nature thousands millions billions of years nature has been doing it all without us in fact better than us, name one thing we have done to improve upon nature, LOL, huh dumptruck... What you all do is torture and ignorance, free money and subsides, tax breaks and we the tax payer pay for the building of these nuclear energy facilities and get no profit sharing, really fair???... Aren’t many of the facilities in America outdated and in fact similar to the fukushimas outdated design and many built on fault lines or areas that are unstable or unsafe, so bill gates is going to solve all your toxic waste disposal problems with new cars that run off of that recycled waste, LOL, so the radiation doesn’t cause free radical damage to DNA, LOL, boy for rocket scientists or nuclear scientists not much common sense... What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of the spirit, not to mention hunger. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected. You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet is the ashes of our grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your children that we have taught our children that the earth is our mother. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of earth. If men spit upon the ground, they spit upon themselves. This we know; the earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are connected. Even the white man, whose God walks and talks with him as friend to friend, cannot be exempt from the common destiny. We may be brothers after all. We shall see. One thing we know which the white man may one day discover; our God is the same God. You may think now that you own Him as you wish to own our land; but you cannot. He is the God of man, and His compassion is equal for the red man and the white. The earth is precious to Him, and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on its creator. The whites too shall pass; perhaps sooner than all other tribes. Contaminate your bed and you will one night suffocate in your own waste. But in your perishing you will shine brightly fired by the strength of the God who brought you to this land and for some special purpose gave you dominion over this land and over the red man. That destiny is a mystery to us, for we do not understand when the buffalo are all slaughtered, the wild horses are tamed, the secret corners of the forest heavy with the scent of many men and the view of the ripe hills blotted by talking wires. Where is the thicket? Gone. Where is the eagle? Gone. The end of living and the beginning of survival. All things share the same breath - the beast, the tree, the man... the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect. Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand of it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. "When you walk through a forest that has not been tamed and interfered with by man, you will see not only abundant life all around you, but you will also encounter fallen trees and decaying trunks, rotting leaves and decomposing matter at every step. Wherever you look, you will find death as well as life. Upon closer scrutiny, however, you will discover that the decomposing tree trunk and rotting leaves not only give birth to new life, but are full of life themselves. Microorganisms are at work. Molecules are rearranging themselves. So death isn’t to be found anywhere. There is only the metamorphosis of life forms. What can you learn from this? Death is not the opposite of life. Life has no opposite. The opposite of death is birth. Life is eternal." Eckhart Tolle "Lame Deer, Lakota Shaman and Seeker of Visions Only human beings have come to a point where they no longer know why they exist. They don't use their brains and they have forgotten the secret knowledge of their bodies, their senses, or their dreams. They don't use the knowledge the spirit has put into every one of them; they are not even aware of this, and so they stumble along blindly on the road to nowhere - a paved highway which they themselves bulldoze and make smooth so that they can get faster to the big empty hole which they'll find at the end, waiting to swallow them up. It's a quick, comfortable superhighway, but I know where it leads to. I've seen it. I've been there in my vision and it makes me shudder to think about it. Humans are the only animal that has to pay to live on earth, Why is that, Hmmm… Infinite growth of material consumption in a finite world is an impossibility. E. F. Schumacher There's this very vulnerable planet of ours with finite resources. Architects and designers have, I think, a fair responsibility for conserving energy and materials, and making things durable. Growth has failed on its own terms. You can’t have infinite growth in a world of finite resources." Andrew Simms, British economist Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist." Kenneth Boulding (1910–1993), ”Capitalism is invalid because it relies on unlimited economic growth.” Both of these are spectacularly wrong for several reasons. The absurd practice of designing products, with a limited lifespan in order to maximize profits. Based on the notion, that infinite economic growth, can be balanced by the finite resources of the planet… 85 people out of how many billions of people, own more than half of the world’s wealth, there's your 1% right there, there's your elite right there, golden rule, those with the gold make the rules, there's your puppet masters, there's your corporate owners there's your bankers, fascists who own lobbyists and politicians, there's your NWO that influences the UN and has special interests, there's you sign...there, their, they're, its ok... “The earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses.” -Utah Phillips. Most strikingly, the richest 85 people own as much wealth as the poorest 50% of the world’s population — that’s 3.5 billion people. Among the other findings in the report: 1. Half of the world’s wealth is owned by 1% of the population. 2. Since the late 1970s, tax rates for the richest have fallen in 29 of the 30 counties for which data is available. This means the wealthy are not only making more but paying a smaller percentage in taxes. 3. Wealthy individuals and companies hide $21 trillion in wealth in a web of tax havens around the world. This exceeds the total GDP of the United States. 4. Global corporations rountinely use their clout to avoid paying taxes in Africa, where poverty is most acute. 5. In the U.S. the top 1% captured 95% of the growth after the 2009 financial crisis. The bottom 90% actually became poorer. http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/01/20/3184011/statistic-world-2014-outrage-martin-luther-king/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obsolescence http://freedocumentaries.org/documentary/bbc-the-century-of-the-self-happiness-machines-season-1-episode-1 Proxemics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proxemics Think, Leonardo Da Vinci's cannon of man and his predecessors cannon as well... Technicians-Guide-to-The-Left-Hand-Path head of the church of set and head of Americas psychological ops use’s this... http://www.moonlightriverministries.com/uploads/1/7/8/0/17803683/technicians_guide_to_the_left_hand_path.pdf Enlightenment is a destructive proses, it destroys opinions, preconceived notions brainwashing propaganda and biases religious political ethnic or otherwise... “A human being is a part of the whole called by us ‘Universe’, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” - Albert Einstein EDWARD L. BERNAYS. 1928 http://www.whale.to/b/bernays.pdf PROPAGANDA AND POLITICAL LEADERSHIP!!! It’s good to know the greats that made mass psychology and propaganda popular, also good to unbrainwash yourself with!!! EDWARD L. BERNAYS, made propaganda popular in the public arena for the common man, it used to be only for a select elite, secret’s known to monarchy’s or initiation schools and secret society’s in order to rule the ignorant masses, but with the invention of TV and mass media he used it for marketing, politics, governance and acquired the psychological aspects of the propaganda because he was Sigmund Freud's nephew and saw how to use Freud’s knowledge for controlling the ignorant violent masses as he saw them, for you see knowledge is a means to an end, control or freedom, he chose control… READ UP OR GET TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF!!! Thousands of everyday products and materials containing radioactive metals are surfacing across the United States and around the world. Common kitchen cheese graters, reclining chairs, women's handbags and tableware manufactured with contaminated metals have been identified, some after having been in circulation for as long as a decade. So have fencing wire and fence posts, shovel blades, elevator buttons, airline parts and steel used in construction. A Scripps Howard News Service investigation has found that - because of haphazard screening, an absence of oversight and substantial disincentives for businesses to report contamination - no one knows how many tainted goods are in circulation in the United States. But thousands of consumer goods and millions of pounds of unfinished metal and its byproducts have been found to contain low levels of radioactivity, and experts think the true amount could be much higher, perhaps by a factor of 10. Government records of cases of contamination, obtained through state and federal Freedom of Information Act requests, illustrate the problem. In 2006 in Texas, for example, a recycling facility inadvertently created 500,000 pounds of radioactive steel byproducts after melting metal contaminated with cesium-137, according to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission records. In Florida in 2001, another recycler unintentionally did the same, and wound up with 1.4 million pounds of radioactive material. And in 1998, 430,000 pounds of steel laced with cobalt-60 made it to the U.S. heartland from Brazil. But an accounting of the magnitude of the problem is unknown because U.S. and state governments do not require scrap yards, recyclers and other businesses - a primary line of defense against rogue radiation - to screen metal goods and materials for radiation or report it when found. And no federal agency is responsible for oversight. "Nobody's going to know - nobody - how much has been melted into consumer goods," said Ray Turner, an international expert on radiation with Fort Mitchell, Ky.-based River Metals Recycling. He has helped decontaminate seven metal-recycling facilities that unwittingly melted scrap containing radioactive isotopes. "It's your worst nightmare," Turner said. It is also one that has only barely begun to register as a potential threat to health and safety. What is known now is that - despite the shared belief of officials in six state and federal agencies that tainted metal is potentially dangerous, should be prevented from coming in unnecessary contact with people and the environment, and should be barred from entering the United States - there is no one in charge of making sure that happens. In fact, the Scripps investigation found: n Reports are mounting that manufacturers and dealers from China, India, former Soviet-bloc nations and some African countries are exporting contaminated material and goods, taking advantage of the fact that the United States has no regulations specifying what level of radioactive contamination is too much in raw materials and finished goods. Compounding the problem is the inability of U.S. agents to fully screen every one of the 24 million cargo containers arriving in the United States each year. n U.S. metal recyclers and scrap yards are not required by any state or federal law to check for radiation in the castoff material they collect or report it when they find some n No federal agency is responsible for determining how much tainted material exists in how many consumer and other goods. No one is in charge of reporting, tracking or analyzing cases once they occur. In fact, the recent discovery of a radioactive cheese grater triggered a bureaucratic game of hot potato, with no agency taking responsibility. n It can be far cheaper and easier for a facility stuck with "hot" items to sell them to an unwitting manufacturer or dump them surreptitiously than to pay for proper disposal and cleaning, which can cost a plant as much as $50 million. n For facilities in 36 states that want to do the right thing, there is nowhere they can legally dump the contaminated stuff since the shutdown last year of a site in South Carolina, the only U.S. facility available to them for the disposal. n A U.S. government program to collect the worst of the castoff radioactive items has a two-year waiting list and a 9,000-item backlog - and is fielding requests to collect an additional 2,000 newly detected items a year. A potential long-term threat. http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/forum/218/thousands-consumer-products-found-contain-low-levels-radiation.2012-07-15 There is no supposed??? Threat it is bad and causes cancer period, you have no argument, radiation kills people whether quickly in large amounts or slowly in small amounts, it just depends on degree and amount of exposer once in your bones and body it doesn't go away it accumulates, if someone poisons me with a large dose or over time with small amounts when is it murder, when can I claim self-defense???!!!... You cannot control your own population by force, but it can be distracted by consumption. Noam Chomsky Markets have built in inefficiencies, serious inefficiencies which are well known. Noam Chomsky Unlimited economic growth has the marvelous quality of stilling discontent while maintaining privilege, a fact that has not gone unnoticed among liberal economists. Noam Chomsky There are massive efforts on the part of the internet's corporate owners to try to direct it to become a technique of marginalization and control. Noam Chomsky The public is not to see where power lies, how it shapes policy, and for what ends. Rather, people are to hate and fear one another. Noam Chomsky There is massive propaganda for everyone to consume. Consumption is good for profits and consumption is good for the political establishment. Noam Chomsky Wanton killing of innocent civilians is terrorism, not a war against terrorism. Noam Chomsky If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion. Noam Chomsky Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state. Noam Chomsky “Your moral code begins by damning man as evil, then demands that he practice a good which it defines as impossible for him to practice…It demands that he starts, not with a standard of value, but with a standard of evil, which is himself, by means of which he is then to define the good: the good is that which he is not. A sin without volition is a slap at morality and an isolent contradiction in terms: that which is outside the possibility of choice is outside the province of morality. If man is evil by birth, he has no will, no power to change it; if he has no will, he can be neither good nor evil; a robot is amoral. To hold a man’s sin, a fact not open to his choice is a mockery of morality…To punish him for a crime he committed before he was born is a mockery of justice. To hold him guilty in a matter where no innocence exists is a mockery of reason. (The) myth declares that he ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge-he acquired a mind and became a rational being. It was the knowledge of good and evil-he became a moral being…The evils for which they damn him are reason, morality, creativeness, joy-all the cardinal values of his existence….the essence of his nature as a man. Whatever he was- that robot in the Garden of Eden, who existed without mind, without values, without labor, without love- he was not a man.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged “What is the nature of the guilt that your teachers call his Original Sin? What are the evils man acquired when he fell from a state they consider perfection? Their myth declares that he ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge--he acquired a mind and became a rational being. It was the knowledge of good and evil--he became a moral being. He was sentenced to earn his bread by his labor--he became a productive being. He was sentenced to experience desire--he acquired the capacity of sexual enjoyment. The evils for which they damn him are reason, morality, creativeness, joy--all the cardinal values of his existence. It is not his vices that their myth of man's fall is desired to explain and condemn, it is not his errors that they hold as his guilt, but the essence of his nature as man. Whatever he was--that robot of the Garden of Eden, who existed without mind, without values, without labor, without love--he was not man.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged “You will follow me, if we are what we are, you and I, if we live, if the world exists, if you know the meaning of this moment and can't let it slip by, as others let it slip, into the senselessness of the unwilled and unreached.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.” ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged They want control but control is an illusion there is no such thing; they would have nature be subservient as if that was possible They ignore that all life is One, they act like all the earths resources are there's and not everyone’s , that by hurting others they are hurting other instances of themselves; they are like the head of the snake ignoring that the tail is its... own. Lysander Spooner quotes: Our constitutions purport to be established by 'the people,' and, in theory, 'all the people' consent to such government as the constitutions authorize. But this consent of 'the people' exists only in theory. It has no existence in fact. Government is in reality established by the few; and these few assume the consent of all the rest, without any such consent being actually given. "The common man or woman, whether they are Israeli or Palestinian, Protestant or Catholic or Iraqi or American, the common man just wants to live in peace and justice in a clean environment. When we look around the world and we see that is not the case, we know the will of the majority is not being listened to, that's the first sign that our system is broken". ~Woody Harrelson Ethos. The Documentary. “The state can't give you freedom, and the state can't take it away. You're born with it, like your eyes, like your ears. Freedom is something you assume, then you wait for someone to try to take it away. The degree to which you resist is the degree to which you are free...” ― Utah Phillips The constitution does not give us our rights it merely lists the Rights we already have we are born with inalienable rights endowed to us by our creator they are not given to us and they cannot be given away the most a person can do with a right is chose to exercise it or not. "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." - Aldous Huxley “I don't want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers.” - John D. Rockefeller “You will have no sensation of a leash around your neck if you sit by the peg. It is only when you stray that you feel the restraining tug.” ― Michael Parenti As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did not. He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away. “Well,” trainer said, “when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free.” The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were. Walt Disney: Because that's what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill a pretty lie instead of the graphic truth, it’s called propaganda... for instance the government says its honorable to serve in the army but no one tells you about your friends brains being blown all over you face while you’re trying to stuff your intestines back into your stomach cavity, but hey you could be the first one on your block to have your kid come home in a box with a pretty red white and blue flag wrapped around it, I mean am I wrong??? http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-century-of-the-self/ and http://www.whale.to/b/bernays.pdf or http://www.hermetics.org/pdf/masonry/Albert_Pike_-_Morals_and_Dogma.pdf “Most of our daily news is inert, consisting of information that gives us something to talk about but cannot lead to any meaningful action.” ― Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business “When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility.” ― Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small, complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power does not destroy, but it prevents existence; it does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, till each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and industrious animals, of which the government is the shepherd. — Alexis de Tocqueville We no longer live in a society, we live in an economy, where right and wrong is determined not by fairness, but by profitability — and where the law no longer dictates corporate behavior, but corporate behavior dictates the law. — Dave Beerman By themselves, rulers cannot collect taxes, enforce repressive laws and regulations, keep trains running on time, prepare national budgets, direct traffic, manage ports, print money, repair roads, keep food supplied to the markets, make steel, build rockets, train the police and the army, issue postage stamps or even milk a cow. People provide these services to the ruler through a variety of organizations and institutions. If the people stop providing these skills, the ruler cannot rule. No one rules if no one obeys!!! The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. "Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does." They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted." — Aldous Huxley (Brave New World Revisited) Naivety doesn't mean you’re innocent!!! By Nathaniel Chan Knowledge is a means to an end, control or freedom… By Nathaniel Chan this is one of the ways the think tanks and propaganda news media or 1,000snds of public relations company's use propaganda TV and brainwashing consumerism, remember the winners write the history books...and therefore through school and repetition of homework, class work, curriculum and media, successfully program your behavior through your subconscious, and if you did rebel you would be alienated, shunned and made to feel like an outcast, that’s why popularity was so important, even if you were right and what you were saying was completely true, they’d call you a nerd or weirdo, but we don’t need that anymore!!! Control is an illusion... “Exposition: the workings of the actual past + the virtual past may be illustrated by an event well known to collective history, such as the sinking of the Titanic. The disaster as it actually occurred descends into obscurity as its eyewitnesses die off, documents perish + the wreck of the ship dissolves in its Atlantic grave. Yet a virtual sinking of the Titanic, created from reworked memories, papers, hearsay, fiction--in short, belief--grows ever "truer." The actual past is brittle, ever-dimming + ever more problematic to access + reconstruct: in contrast, the virtual past is malleable, ever-brightening + ever more difficult to circumvent/expose as fraudulent. The present presses the virtual past into its own service, to lend credence to its mythologies + legitimacy to the imposition of will. Power seeks + is the right to "landscape" the virtual past. (He who pays the historian calls the tune.) Symmetry demands an actual + virtual future too. We imagine how next week, next year, or 2225 will shape up--a virtual future, constructed by wishes, prophecies + daydreams. This virtual future may influence the actual future, as in a self-fulfilling prophecy, but the actual future will eclipse our virtual one as surely as tomorrow eclipses today. Like Utopia, the actual future + the actual past exist only in the hazy distance, where they are no good to anyone. Q: Is there a meaningful distinction between one simulacrum of smoke, mirrors + shadows--the actual past--from another such simulacrum--the actual future? One model of time: an infinite matryoshka doll of painted moments, each "shell" (the present) encased inside a nest of "shells" (previous presents) I call the actual past but which we perceive as the virtual past. The doll of "now"likewise encases a nest of presents yet to be, which I call the actual future but which we perceive as the virtual future.” Truth is singular, its versions, are mis-truth… ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas The Story of Your Enslavement!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xbp6umQT58A266 days 19 hours 35 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.269 days 10 hours 22 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.269 days 19 hours 27 minutes ago
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_power_accidents_by_country#United_States http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_and_radiation_accidents_and_incidents http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_nuclear_disasters_and_radioactive_incidents http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_nuclear_power_accidents_by_country http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_Daiichi_nuclear_disaster https://www.facebook.com/nathaniel.chan.33/videos/vb.602357788/10150899761282789/?type=3273 days 3 hours 13 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!277 days 7 hours 38 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.286 days 6 hours 9 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.288 days 8 hours 46 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.303 days 8 hours 57 minutes ago
http://www.opb.org/news/article/why-the-nuclear-energy-world-is-thinking-small/ but then there's a bunch of naysayers making comments.. Some smarties from Pandora's Promise, you are welcome to counter some of the naysayers...325 days 15 hours 28 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.355 days 2 hours 4 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 Nepal368 days 21 hours 10 minutes 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.393 days 8 hours 39 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.410 days 23 hours 44 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/IzbI0UPwQHg422 days 5 hours 20 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 3:16.442 days 23 hours 53 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.463 days 4 hours 55 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.org478 days 3 hours 14 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.478 days 18 hours 31 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.498 days 11 hours 52 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.503 days 7 hours 22 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/1305301516 days 16 hours 41 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.........,,,520 days 58 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?549 days 5 hours 16 minutes 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.569 days 7 hours 48 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/SB10001424052702303376904579135842033421008574 days 6 hours 29 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?581 days 7 hours 29 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!585 days 6 hours 57 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!587 days 22 hours 44 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/589 days 14 hours 56 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-energy593 days 6 hours 42 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!"595 days 8 hours 6 minutes ago
Rates of thyroid cancer among women in Belarus have increased up to 12-fold since the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, near Kiev, Ukraine, in April 1986. Among young women aged under 14 in higher risk areas of the republic the rates have increased almost 30-fold since the disaster, new research has shown. I found this movie intellectually insulting. It should have been titled "False dichotomy" because that's what it was. "To be anti-nuclear is to be in favour of fossil fuels" - I see no blatant flaws in that logic.602 days 14 hours 54 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-thermal603 days 5 hours 6 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-idUKL6N0OC3XJ20140527613 days 5 hours 54 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-frank623 days 14 hours 57 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?624 days 3 hours 59 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!625 days 8 hours 23 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."630 days 5 hours 20 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.631 days 19 hours 11 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.675 days 1 hour 7 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!682 days 2 hours 58 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.684 days 7 hours 45 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.688 days 4 hours 6 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.689 days 5 hours 38 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...691 days 21 hours 1 minute 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.693 days 7 hours 50 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/698 days 8 hours 22 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.699 days 5 hours 8 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 nuclear701 days 10 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.707 days 3 hours 38 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.707 days 4 hours 56 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/708 days 10 hours 11 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-or716 days 7 hours 56 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 8 hours 54 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.735 days 15 hours 2 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/739 days 7 hours 1 minute 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...)740 days 3 hours 33 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?744 days 20 hours 54 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?748 days 10 hours 11 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/support752 days 9 hours 7 minutes ago
I wonder if this could happen at the north St Louis county dump??? Nuclear waste is safe, like that truck in Mexico that had medical grade waste that caused cancer and they thought they would make a dirty bomb out of it, Completely safe, lol...Fukushima!!!754 days 19 hours 17 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 12 hours 45 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 evolution768 days 12 hours 13 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.org779 days 10 hours 51 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.org796 days 1 hour 34 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 :)805 days 3 hours 41 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.808 days 16 hours 56 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.813 days 7 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.814 days 19 hours 34 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.815 days 8 hours 13 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.816 days 17 hours 53 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 4 hours 43 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...817 days 18 hours 38 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.819 days 1 hour 6 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...820 days 5 hours 33 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.820 days 8 hours 37 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!!!820 days 16 hours 45 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.821 days 2 hours 45 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?821 days 3 hours 27 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.821 days 3 hours 43 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.821 days 5 hours 27 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!821 days 12 hours 43 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!821 days 13 hours 3 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.821 days 14 hours 55 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.821 days 15 hours 3 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.821 days 15 hours 8 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, 2013.821 days 15 hours 49 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?821 days 16 hours 1 minute 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.821 days 16 hours 3 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.822 days ago
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