Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Frontline to Host Online Chat on "Nuclear Aftershocks" at 1:00 p.m. EST

The team at Frontline is hosting a live online chat today about last night's airing of "Nuclear Aftershocks" at 1:00 p.m. today. Some details:

What’s the future of nuclear after Fukushima? Can the world’s faith in nuclear energy be restored? Or could another Fukishima-like disaster bring the nuclear age to an end? Is a nuclear plant near you at risk?

Veteran science reporter Miles O’Brien and producer Jon Palfreman have been digging into these issues for the past year. We asked them to join us for a live chat to discuss these questions and take yours.

Spencer Reiss, a contributing editor at WIRED who specializes in energy issues, will be our guest questioner.
Click here to join the chat.

1 comment:

Joffan said...

The World Nuclear News article today on UK support for nuclear build is relevant to the first couple of questions there. Support has rebounded after the immediacy and uncertainty of the first few months dropped away, and has regained the upward trend line that predated the accident.

I think it's worth challenging the use of the word "disaster". If a high-octane word is insisted upon, I'd allow "crisis".

I'll be interested to see whether/how any moderation is applied to keep some kind of balance, because there is a reasonable chance (not a certainty though) that there will be a flood of talking points from a few anti-nuclear activists.