January 29, 2013

Has Nuclear Energy Found Its Michael Moore?

Bill Tucker, Nuclear Townhall


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The Sundance Film Festival hardly seems like the place you would expect to find the start of a movement to turn public opinion around on nuclear energy, but that seems to be what is happening.

One of the surprise entries that is causing a great deal of buzz this year is Robert Stone’s “Pandora’s Promise,” a re-examination of nuclear from an environmental point of view.  Now Stone is not a filmmaker you would automatically expect to find supporting nuclear energy.  “My mother read me Silent Spring when I was nine and the specter of a Cold War nuclear holocaust was not an uncommon topic around the dinner table in my family,” he recounts on the film’s...

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