The two video clips below, a two-part 1985 PR paeon of priase to the rosy imagined nuclear future captures the grandiose delusions of infallibility that still motivate that endangered species, the International Nuclear Establishment and its minions the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the United Nations Scientific Committee on the effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) and the World Health Organization (WHO) – not to mention the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Note the schlachy-heroic, western-style industrial music track in these videos, especially in Pt. 2, where they climax with a knock-off a song you may recognize from the musical HAIR.
In this March 24, 2011 aerial photo taken by a small unmanned drone and released by AIR PHOTO SERVICE, damaged Unit 3, left, and Unit 4 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)
In 1966, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) started construction of the Daiichi nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan. This movie explained the mechanism of nuclear electric power generation, and the procedure of construction of the power plant. Many Japanese people visited the movie theatre to watch this movie at that time. This movie was digitised by the support of Saitama Culture Promotion Grant. This movie was kindly provided by Science Film Museum for free https://www.kagakueizo.org/english/
Thanks to Caroline Kittrell for bringing this treasure archival video to our attention, and to the folks linked-to below for making these videos available in translation:
The People’s News Network
1985 Movie: Fukushima, The Happiest Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.
For English subtitles please click on the CC icon.
Fukushima Nuclear Power (English Sub) Pt. 1
Fukushima Nuclear Power (English Sub) Pt. 2
thanks to borrrden
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