While doing a series of reports on alternative energy sources, an opportunistic reporter Kimberly Wells witnesses an accident at a nuclear power plant. Wells is determined to publicise the incident but soon finds herself entangled in a sinister conspiracy to keep the full impact of the incident a secret. Written by
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People who know the meaning of "The China Syndrome" are scared. Soon _you_ will know.
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Did You Know?
Like many of the young new-breed producing teams, dedication and mutual respect brought Michael Douglas
, Jane Fonda
, and Bruce Gilbert
together and their parallel searches for a project of substance were fused in "The China Syndrome". See more
When a reactor is "SCRAM"ed it does not initiate the use of massive cooling systems. The SCRAM process is the rapid (4 second or less) insertion of the control rods into the core which shuts the reactor down by absorbing the neutrons. If the control rod SCRAM fails, then the reactor can be SCRAMed by using a neutron absorbing liquid injected into the core from pressurized tanks (no pumps.) Also, in addition to the cooling pumps, there is an Emergency Core Cooling System which injects a large amount of cooling water into the core if the primary colling system fails. See more
What makes you think they're looking for a scapegoat?
The end credits run in total silence. See more
Referenced in A Decade Under the Influence
Somewhere In Between
by Stephen Bishop See more