Title: Pandora’s Promise: Would You Buy a Nuclear Reactor
Source: Seattle Weekly
Author: Brian Miller
Date: Jun 11 2013
My ears prick up whenever I hear how Bill Gates and Paul Allen are spending their money. Putatively a documentary about the resurgence of nuclear power, Pandora’s Promise is actually an infomercial for a business still stigmatized by Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, Fukushima, and our fears of all things atomic. [...]
[...] Pandora’s Promise, which was produced by CNN and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions. (Robert Stone is the director-for-hire.) [...]
But the doc’s bigger flaw is that no one is allowed to make a reasoned anti-nuclear argument. [...] And when I hear Pulitzer-winning author Richard Rhodes (The Making of the Atomic Bomb) say that “to be anti-nuclear is fundamentally to be in favor of burning fossil fuels,” it sounds perfectly sensible. And that’s the problem with Pandora’s Promise: Though many of its claims may be truthful, the film is dishonest to its core.
Published: June 12th, 2013 at 10:19 am ET