The Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011 was a tragic reminder of just how dangerous nuclear power can be. Following the meltdown, Japan has been left with an important decision: should the country close its remaining nuclear plants and transition to other forms of energy generation?
This question is explored in great detail in the NOVA special documentary, which takes a deep dive into the realities of climate change and renewable energy sources. The film talks to experts from various fields, as well as a new generation of scientists who are working on reinventing nuclear technology in order to make it safer.
The documentary looks at how Japan’s insatiable appetite for energy led to its big investment in nuclear power and examines how this has changed since Fukushima. It also delves into the inherent limitations of renewable energy sources such as solar or wind power, and explores how these could help fill the void left by closing down nuclear plants.
As well as providing an informative look at this complex issue, the film offers solutions that could help us make more informed decisions about our future. This is a must-watch documentary for anyone interested in learning more about how we can generate safe and clean energy without destroying our planet.