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A Fresh Look at Nuclear Power, from Fukushima to the Hudson via The New York Times

Tonight, the PBS program Frontline is running “Nuclear Aftershocks,” a 50-minute documentary examining the implications of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear calamity for the future of nuclear power in the United States and elsewhere.

Over the weekend I watched a near-final version of the program, and I found it a powerful, fair and – given the time constraints — comprehensive report on the benefits and risks of one of the handful of energy technologies that can provide electric power in bulk without greenhouse gases.

The guide to the issues is Miles O’Brien, a veteran television science reporter (foolishly fired by CNN in 2008) who traveled to three continents to tell the tale.

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