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Too Hot To Handle


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  • Directors: DigiComTV
  • Writers: William Woollard
  • Producers: William Woollard
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: DigiComTV
  • DVD Release Date: August 30, 2010
  • Run Time: 155 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0041D8QY4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #313,502 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Back in the 1950's nuclear power was presented as the solution to virtually all our energy needs. Cleaner than coal and oil. Potentially cheap. So cheap in fact that we would no longer have to measure how much households used. Those bright hopes were soon dashed as the immense problems became clear. How to store the waste that would remain dangerously active for thousands of years? How to ensure that nuclear power stations couldn't run wild?

Then the disasters. The melt down at Three Mile Island in the US in the 70's. The explosion at Chernobyl in the Ukraine in the 80's, that scattered radioactive waste right across the face of western Europe. Nuclear power seemed to have buried itself for good. But now in the 21st Century nuclear power is once again a front-runner. No carbon dioxide emissions. Safer reactors that can't melt down or run out of control. The answer the world needs to prevent the nightmare of runaway climate change.

This three part highly acclaimed documentary series, produced in 1986, examines the pro's and con's of nuclear power as they have never been examined before...or since.

NTSC - 155 minutes - www.digicomtv.com

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There were fantastic visions of Atomic powered boats, cars, planes and subs.
THE AUTISTIC WEREWOLF
Sixty percent of France's power is generated from nuclear power, and the French seemingly have no problem being the world's largest nuclear power plant leader.
Jennifer
Even more interesting to me ... it made the psychology of risk understandable as well.
P. Knoer

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Knoer on December 2, 2013
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Hard to believe how well this was done. It made the science understandable. Even more interesting to me ... it made the psychology of risk understandable as well. This ranks as one of the greatest news documentaries of all time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MishMish3000 on April 28, 2014
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This was quite entertaining as well as being well-balanced. The reporter makes it clear that he takes neither the anti- or pro-nuclear side while examining the options concerning nuclear power in Great Britain as elsewhere. You get to see some amazing images and hear interviews with amazing historic figures in the field. And you get the chance to make up your own mind, in an educated way. That, alone, recommends the show to me.
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1st rate.

Doesn't insult the intelligence of the audience.
A triumph of careful analysis & straightforward exposition.
Should be used as a case study at J-schools.
A welcome antidote to the usual sloppy lazy dumb & dishonest reporting by the mass media on complicated topics.

However, the vintage of this documentary (made some 30 years ago) means that it was not in a position to present the prospects of FUSION (nuclear) technology ,,, which differs crucially from FISSION (atomic) technology by virtue of being inherently immune from the two principle safety risks connected with atomic power:

* no radioactive fall-out is possible from a core melt-down because the high temperature plasma inside the fusion process by its very nature goes cold -not hot- when a nuclear reactor's magnetic field loses containment!

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* no radioactive waste must be elaborately stored because the hydrogen fuel used in the fusion process by its nature is almost entirely spent-up inside the nuclear reactor itself, thus basically leaving no residual needing to be disposed of in the first place!

An update epilogue episode about the intrinsic safety of fusion power (i.e. NUCLEAR *NOT* ATOMIC reactors) would moot much of the current irrational basis that underlies the fear-mongering against all nuclear technology in general.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer on September 12, 2013
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Very informative program about the history of nuclear power plants and people's perception of nuclear power and the pros and cons of using nuclear power for energy purposes. Since Chernobyl most people have been scared to death that another accident like this one will occur again. In England, however, two new nuclear power plants were built immediately after the Chernobyl incident. Nuclear power has been in existence since 1954, and there are more than 370 nuclear reactors in 26 countries around the world. So, what are we so afraid of?

When Japan was hit with hydrogen nuclear bombs in World War II, 300,000 people who did not die were exposed to the nuclear fall-out. These individuals have been studied throughout the years to see what death rate, if any, could be attributed to the effects of nuclear radiation. It was discovered that no more than 250 people in Japan would have died from nuclear fall-out compared to a country where no nuclear bomb had been exploded. So, radiation or nuclear fall-out did not seem to factor in to the majority of deaths of the 300,000 who had been exposed to radiation in Japan. As far as birth defects related to radiation, it was discovered that birth defects were not carried over from one generation to the next. Even in England, people living around nuclear power stations were found to have no more or less the rate of cancers (leukemia) than those who do not live close to a nuclear power facility.

France is the world's leading producer of nuclear power and has the most nuclear power plants of any country in the world. Sixty percent of France's power is generated from nuclear power, and the French seemingly have no problem being the world's largest nuclear power plant leader.
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This is a three part series on the history and challenges faced during the development of nuclear power in the United Kindom. This pro nuclear power piece is done in documentary format. The pro Nuclear Power perspective of this documentary is not at all heavy handled but neither is it subtle.

I like To Hot To Handle because; it correctly explains both the technology and physics that reveal how nuclear reactors work. The nuclear chain reaction is explained. The differences between slow moderated neutrons needed in neclear reactors and fast unmoderated neutrons needed by atomic bombs is adequately explained. Graphite as a moderator which was favored in many early british atomic piles was explained. The Windscale disaster where an air cooled atomic pile melted down due to an operator mistake was quickly explained. At the time Too Hot To Handle was produced the Chernobyl had just happened so it was referenced often in the documentary. The graphite nuclear power reactor desaster at Chernobyl was a mcuh bigger more powerful reactor than those first two used at Windscale. The UK went on to build graphite reactors under the guise of generating electricty when they really were used to create plutonium for the United Kingdoms first atomic bombs.

The physics and challenges with Admiral Hyman Rickovers, compact yet powerful Pressuized Water Reactor like the much bigger one powering Three Mile Island is fully explored. Boiling Water Reactors and Liqiud Sodium Metal Fast Breeder Reactors are types not mentioned in this documentary. Boiling Water Reactors are the type that melted down in Japans, Fukashima 1 Nuclear Power complex after the double whammy earthquake and tidal wave disaster.
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