In 2010, the United States approved the first new nuclear power plant in 32 years, heralding a “Nuclear Renaissance.” But that was before the Fukushima accident in Japan renewed a fierce public debate over the safety and viability of nuclear power. THE ATOMIC STATES OF AMERICA journeys to nuclear reactor communities around the country to provide a comprehensive exploration of the history and impact to date of nuclear power, and to investigate the truths and myths about nuclear energy. The film introduces people who have been on the front lines of this issue for decades: community advocates, investigative journalists, renowned physicists, nuclear engineers, Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors, and former government leaders.
As the nation stands at the crossroads, THE ATOMIC STATES OF
AMERICA inspires informed discussion on the safety, viability and future of nuclear power in the United States.
US Documentary — 2012 — 1hr 30min
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