p.s. on Dec. 19/13: Great short book called Nuclear Roulette: the case against a nuclear renaissance can be found (free) here. Great debunker of the false promises of the so-called "renaissance." Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps (a native of Michigan) will debate Michael Shellenberger (re: the film Pandora's Promise) on CNN Headline News, Thursday, November 7th at 7:45 pm! Everyone tune in!
Pandora’s False Promises [from Beyond Nuclear]
Pandora’s Promise, is a new pro-nuclear propaganda documentary released theatrically in the US in July 2013. It is funded in part by individuals with a vested interest in seeing the development of new reactors and is seemingly a vehicle by which to raise the profile of the anti-environmental Oakland think tank, The Breakthrough Institute, whose personnel feature prominently in the film. Despite the film’s premise and early claim that it features “a growing number of leading former anti-nuclear activists” who now support nuclear energy, no one in the film ever led the anti-nuclear movement. Nor was any credible, independent scientific or medical professional with expertise in the areas covered in the film consulted or featured. Beyond Nuclear has bird-dogged the film from the beginning, and has produced numerous critiques. We have also published a definitive report – Pandora’s False Promises: Busting the pro-nuclear propaganda – and a two-page synopsis. These documents address virtually all of the myths, lies and omissions typically found in pro-nuclear rhetoric and are intended to address these long after Pandora’s Promise fades into deserved oblivion.
Help Counter Pandora’s Promise on CNN - Atomic States of America will air free online Nov. 6 - 8.
CNN will nationally broadcast the much criticized, pro-nuclear power film Pandora’s Promise on Thursday, November 7. CNN is airing the film without offering any opposing viewpoints despite requests and petitions from Beyond Nuclear and others. To help provide balance and a critical perspective on nuclear power, The Atomic States of America film will be available to view free online from November 6 – 8. Atomic States provides a comprehensive exploration of the history and impact of nuclear power to date, and investigates the truths and myths about nuclear energy. Please help promote the film’s availability to your networks and friends. More
** Atomic States of America is SO worth watching; take advantage!! Then, spread the word...
'Quote of the day' with this post: “To call nuclear "clean" because it doesn't produce CO2 is as absurd as calling coal clean because it doesn't produce plutonium. Nuclear power is not clean. It produces the most toxic waste byproducts of any industry on earth.” ~ Gordon Edwards, Ph.D., President of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility