Pandoras Promise stirs nuclear debate among environmentalists

The pro-nuclear documentary “Pandora’s Promise” is irking some in the environmental movement, according to a review of the film from National Public Radio’s Richard Harris.

“(Pandora’s Promise) was intended to trigger a conversation about nuclear, and it has,” Harris said in reviewing the film.

Harris quotes Edwin Lyman, from the Union of Concerned Scientists, who says, “There have always been devotees of the technology who believe that it has this promise that simply has not yet been realized. But if you actually look at the facts on the ground, nuclear power has been a very, very difficult technology to bring from the pads and pencils of the designers into the real world.”

In response to environmentalists critical of nuclear power and of the film, filmmaker Robert Stone says there is and never will be a perfect solution to our environmental challenges. “If you’re going to wait around for the absolute perfect technology where there’s absolutely no downside ever, well I’ll show you a technology that doesn’t work.”

The review can be read and heard here.

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