After watch the documentary film “Pandora’sPromise” by Robert Stone. Ithink the argument of this film is that nuclear energy is not as dangerous aswe thought. The way Robert Stone did it is quite surprised me, the people heinterviewed are well-known environmentalists and they all are the opponents ofnuclear power generation.Ithink that argument is effective, because fossil fuel reserves on Earth aregetting less and less, nuclear energy has become an important source ofelectricity. however a lot of people think that nuclear power generation is notsafe, nuclear power plants will hurt people’s lives and health. This is theresonn why a lot of people against nuclear power generation. The film Pandora’sPromise was madein this situation.
Producers hope that through this film, letpeople understand the true meaning of nuclear power generation. Lifted the fearof nuclear power generation. From thefilm we know that nuclear power plants in normal work, and will not causeradiation pollution. And many nuclear power plant leakage accident, not aspeople imagine that nuclear power plant explosion. Most of the nuclear leaksfrom the water vapor pressure is too large, rather than nuclear reactor thereare security risks.
Infact, many people mixed the concept of nuclear power plants with nuclearweapons. Many people think that nuclear power plants are as unstable as nuclearweapons. But from the film we know that nuclear power plants and nuclearweapons have a very big difference. Even a lot of nuclear weapons will bebroken down, these nuclear weapons in the nuclear reactors will be used innuclear power generation. The US government had purchased Russia’s expirednuclear weapons, after dismantling for nuclear power plant power generation rawmaterials.
There is one thing that is missed from this argument.It is the economics of different power sources and the expense of buildingnuclear plants. There are high costs and long time lines necessary to buildingnuclear power plants. What can be done to reduce the cost and time lines? Anyway, it’s a great movie. For manydeveloping countries, wind power and solar power instability, making thesetechnologies cannot reduce the carbon emission. I think nuclearpower technology is the best alternative to fossil fuel power generation methodfor now.
Even if we cannot fully accept nuclear power generation. But we mustadmit that nuclear power will be our best choice when the fossil fuel reservesare declining rapidly, and environmental pollution is getting worse.