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The Atomic States of America (2012)

A documentary on growing up in Shirley, Long Island -- a nuclear-reactor community.

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In 2010, the United States announced the first new nuclear power plant construction in over 32 years. The 'Nuclear Renaissance' was born, and America's long-stalled expansion of nuclear energy was infused with new life. On March 11, 2011, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan and caused chaos at the Fukushima Power Plant. That accident sent ripples all the way to the US and suddenly the fierce debate over the safety and viability of nuclear power was back in the public consciousness. Our documentary takes the viewer on a journey to reactor communities around the country. This film exposes the truths and myths of nuclear power, and poses the question of whether or not man can responsibly split the atom. Written by Anonymous

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Mislabeled emotional drama
20 March 2015 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This is a very slow and uninformative documentary, if you want to hear about atomic power.

This is an emotional drama about US politicians lying to the public, as is customary for them, based loosely on real events. It unfortunately tries to paint all nuclear power as being as dangerous as the kind provided by cold-war US opportunists.

Aside from the ominous music playing along with clips from poorly informed newscasts, we are asked to sit through longer segments of stories about people with cancer, after hearing that "any radiation is bad radiation." It goes tellingly unmentioned that cancer is often treated with nuclear radiation.

Actual numbers on most of the dangers related to radiation are not to be found in this film. Neither are comparisons to the dangers related to other energy sources.

In the end, this film makes me more afraid of visiting the US than of living next to a modern nuclear power plant.


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