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The Atomic States of America (2012)

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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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Decent production quality but mostly fear mongering
22 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It seems like the creators of this documentary took their understanding of nuclear power straight from The Simpsons. If this documentary was on the subject of abortion then it would be scene after scene of fundamentalist Christians sitting in their living rooms spouting ignorance in one liners. The paranoid fears of radiation are returned to over and over again without even mentioning the fact that the average coal fired plant releases 100 times more radiation through it's ash than a nuclear plant.

The sad fact is that the creators seem to have the skills to make a top notch documentary. At every point they assumed that they're preaching to the converted. Nuclear energy is a complicated issue and a more level headed approach could have made for a very interesting viewing.


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