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Nuclear Energy [electronic resource]: Issues

Video Education Australasia
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Almost one-fifth of the world's electricity comes from nuclear power. Supporters claim it is safe, cheap, and the answer to global warming. Critics call it dangerous, expensive, and hardly the solution to climate change. This program presents arguments for and against nuclear energy while exploring scientific concepts behind it. Topics include: the disposal or storage of radioactive waste; the likelihood and potential consequences of a nuclear power plant accident today; the threat of terrorist attacks on a nuclear facility; the link between nuclear power and nuclear weapons; and the question, "Is nuclear energy really carbon-free?" Historical accounts focus on the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl disasters.
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38 min.
11 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 06, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Nuclear Power: Its Achievements and Uncertainties
Nuclear power (New York, N.Y.)
  • Nuclear Energy and Radioactivity (1:25)
  • Nuclear Waste (2:11)
  • Radiation Exposure (1:14)
  • Hazards of Radioactivity (1:07)
  • Three Mile Island Incident (1:37)
  • Clean-Up of Three Mile Island (0:49)
  • Chernobyl Incident (0:58)
  • Chernobyl Deaths (1:18)
  • Chernobyl: Consequences (1:30)
  • Nuclear Reactor Crumbling (0:51)
  • Chernobyl's Displaced Victims (1:36)
  • Nuclear Reactors: Security Factor (1:21)
  • Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons (1:24)
  • Weapons-Grade Uranium (1:18)
  • Radioactive Materials Missing (1:24)
  • Nuclear Energy and Global Warming (3:20)
  • To Build a Nuclear Power Plant (1:20)
  • Clean Coal (0:51)
  • Renewable Energy (1:37)
  • Nuclear Energy: Is It Renewable? (1:34)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2008.
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  • 40293 Films Media Group
  • 40383s Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (38 min.) : sd., col., digital file. + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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