“Prompt Critical” – A Short Film Based on the SL-1 Nuclear Reactor Incident/Accident

(Small talk) Hey Chief, Glad you could join us. Get down, Edgar. Pass me the salt. (Alarm sounds.) That’s the SL-1 again. OK Men, suit up. (firefighters complain) Enough…Suit up! Edgar! No, it’s obviously just another false alarm. They said they’re looking into it. Well good, because we can’t keep doing this. Not for the […]

Why Did Fukushima Explode?

Good morning, John. Suddenly, along with the disaster in Japan, it has become kind of necessary to understand a little bit about how nuclear reactors work. And so I hope that you will excuse me postponing my Thoughts from Haiti and instead giving in direction as to how nuclear reactors work and how that pertains […]

Nuclear Power’s Public Opinion Rollercoaster from Three Mile Island to Fukushima | Retro Report

Civil defense officials are urging you to take cover. Please stay indoors with your windows closed. In March of 1979, Americans awoke to a nuclear nightmare. The potential is there for the ultimate risk of a meltdown at the Three Mile Island atomic power plant outside Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In the worst case, a massive amount […]

Photographing the Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima

[CAMERA SHUTTER CLICKING] [MUSIC PLAYING] I love photography. But I’m not really interested in a picture. There’s a difference between pictures of something and pictures about something. And I wanted to make pictures about something. Because I really am interested in this idea of science being our Achilles’ heel. [SPEAKING JAPANESE] [HELICOPTER WHIRRING] A friend […]

Nuclear Power Baby No Bloody Way (原子力反対音頭)

No Way! No Way! Nuclear energy, it’s time to say ‘bye No Way! No Way! Let’s get nuclear power out of the way No Way! No Way! No Way! No Way! No Way! No Way! Shutdown! Shutdown! No Way! No Way! Shutdown! Shutdown! No Way! No Way! Shutdown! Shutdown! No Way! No Way! Decommission! Decommission! […]

Nuclear power generation | Nuclear Physics | meriSTEM

When it comes to electricity generation the only real difference between a coal-fired power plant and a nuclear power plant is in the way that heat is generated. In an efficient reactor the heat liberated by nuclear fission is in the form of kinetic energy of the fission fragments. This energy is used to heat […]

The Roblox Nuclear Power Disaster

[Music] yeah yeah it tastes like pee mr. swimming pool is so good it makes you warm inside the bottle [Music] [Music] we are saying not good there’s a lot of people playing roblox tonight we have a lot of hopes to power [Music] yeah this is very bad not sure how to solve this […]

Fukushima: Human Impacts

On the 15th of March, the clouds of radiation flowed over Fukushima City where I live. Apart from my brother, everyone has evacuated Fukushima. Yes, we lost everything. I want Fukushima to return to a place where children can talk about their future. I got furious because it was not a natural disaster but actually […]

Diseases Caused By Chernobyl

In the early morning of 26th April 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the former Soviet territory of Ukraine exploded, creating what is usually described as the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen. The disaster spread radioactivity into the atmosphere in one of the largest bursts of unintentional radioactive release into the […]

What Exactly Happened at Chernobyl?

On April 26, 1986 the Soviet Union’s Chernobyl Power Complex nuclear reactor 4 exploded. The explosion was caused by major fundamental flaws in the reactor design on top of a total disregard for protocol by some of the higher ranking people in charge, despite some serious reservations from more junior members of the staff. But […]