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Waste - A Nuclear Nightmare
Thu, Apr 18 2013 6:30pm
1000 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago Illinois 60642 · Cost: 0

NEIS invites you to the “Know-Nukes!” film series!

Come see this highly acclaimed documentary on this controversial topic…

Free admission, discussion follows the film

Waste, the Nuclear Nightmare
Documentary by Eric Gueret

The dark side of nuclear power and its democratic deficit through its weak point: the radioactive waste. An Inconvenient Truth.

In full awareness of the threats of global warming, industrial and some policies we have nuclear power as the way forward, a clean, controlled, with no impact on the environment and health. Sometimes, an energy that is part of "sustainable development". But nuclear energy is also clean we're told?

Because the waste is the weak point of nuclear, its Achilles heel, his worst nightmare.

Between pro-and anti-nuclear debate rages. Is it yes or no raise this energy that most European countries had already decided to abandon? At the heart of debates, the fear of nuclear waste, shared by all. Because the waste is the weak point of nuclear, its Achilles heel, his worst nightmare. People are afraid, scientists find no acceptable solution, manufacturers are trying to reassure us and avoid the political issue. Yet the few European countries that have opened discussion on the contamination of waste (radioactive for thousands of years), have decided to phase out nuclear power. This is the case of Austria, Sweden, Belgium or Germany.

But what exactly do we know? How people can they have a clear vision of a has always been shrouded in secrecy? Why this democratic deficit on a political issue and major environmental?
We start looking for "the truth about the waste" in France, Germany, the United States and Russia ...

Scientists Criirad (Research Commission and independent information on Radioactivity) accompany us on nuclear sites. Using measurements and samples they perform on the field, analysis and meetings with workers and opponents of nuclear power, we try to answer the questions that everyone asks.

The waste is dangerous?
How are they managed since inception of nuclear power?
Is there a solution for waste?

We will also meet political leaders (Corinne Lepage, former Environment Minister, Robert Alvarez, a former energy adviser to the Clinton Administration) and industry (Areva, EDF) to try to resolve other questions.

Are people aware of the dangers of waste?
Nuclear power can it be democratic?
Who really holds the power?
What are the political and industrial real issues?
Wastes pose a threat to the future of nuclear power?

Starting in the quest for "the truth about the waste," we talk about the nuclear taboo by his darkest area. This film has the ambition to finally give everyone the keys to understanding the choices that weigh heavily in the future of humanity.


David A. Kraft, Director

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