DIRECTORPalfreman, Jon
TITLENuclear Aftershocks
DISTRIBUTORPublic Broadcasting Service
RUNNING TIME53 minutes
Web Access
Available online from Public Broadcasting Service

This 2012 Public Broadcasting Service documentary considers the global impact of Japan's Fukushima disaster on the global nuclear industry. It reviews the events leading to the disaster and the disaster's effects on the Japanese people and that nation’s nuclear industry. Next, turning to Germany, it documents the attitudes of the German people and government officials who favor phasing out nuclear power in that country. In the final section, with a focus on the United States, the film presents a range of views on the safety of nuclear power through interviews with Gregory Jaczko, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), David Lochbaum from the Union of Concerned Scientists, and Joe Pollock, former manager at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York. The website containing the link to the video also makes available the transcripts of interviews from the film as well as links to interactive maps that show such information as the locations of all 104 nuclear power plants in the U.S. and the percentage of electricity each state generates with nuclear power.

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