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Incident at Browns Ferry

How "safe" is safe nuclear power?

Overview

Genre
Investigation, Environment, Social Issues, and Science
Synopsis

"All the elements of an apocalyptic thriller...one of the most important public services on television this year, and it is terrifying." —Boston Globe

The Browns Ferry fire led to a near meltdown in what was then the world's largest nuclear power plant. After the fire was extinguished in this huge technically sophisticated facility, potentially dangerous air leaks were checked with a chicken feather.Japan's nuclear power crises,

Chernobyl and Three Mile Island shocked the world about nuclear power's dangers. If you had seen "Incident at Browns Ferry" you would not have been surprised. The Browns Ferry documentary won a duPont Columbia Broadcast Journalism award (TV"s Pulitzer Prize) despite the nuclear power industry's effort to stop its national telecast in the PBS Nova series.

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
57 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Nova
Years of Production
1976-7
Locations
Browns Ferry, Alabama

Distribution Details

Release year
1977
Awards
duPont Columbia Broadcast Journalism award (TV"s Pulitzer Prize)
Broadcast (Prod.)
Nova
Language
Engligh

Photos

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