Challenging Nuclear Power


EnviroVideo, the New York-based TV production company, is making two just-completed TV programs featuring long-time opponent of atomic power, Harvey Wasserman, available for free to media activists to bring to their cable TV station to be aired on their public access channel and to associations for group showings.

In "Harvey Wasserman: Challenging Nuclear Power," Wasserman is interviewed by Karl Grossman, an investigative reporter who himself has long chronicled the dangers of atomic power, on the plan by the Bush Cheney administration to "revive" nuclear power. Wasserman is a senior advisor to both Greenpeace USA and the Nuclear Information and Resource Service. He is the author of such books as "Killing Our Own: The Disaster of America's Experience With Atomic Radiation" and " The Last Energy War: The Battle Over Utility Deregulation

Grossman is the author of books including "Power Crazy" and "Cover Up: What You ARE NOT Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power" and the host, writer and narrator of numerous EnviroVideo programs on atomic energy.

In "Harvey Wasserman: Challenging Nuclear Power," Wasserman declares that "the idea of reviving nuclear power as put forward by George Bush and Dick Cheney could only be termed patently insane." Wasserman declares: "We have had a half century of experience with atomic energy. It is a blatant failure. It is actually the most expensive failure in technological history." And Wasserman, in the 29-minute interview program, stresses not only the dangers of nuclear power but details the availability of safe, clean, renewable energy technologies wind, solar, hydrogen, geothermal among many others here today which, with energy efficiency, could provide for energy needs without the awesome threat of atomic energy.

The second new EnviroVideo program also available for free is "300,000 Reasons to Close Indian Point," a one-hour presentation by Wasserman made in Garrison, New York, near the Indian Point reactors. In the presentation, Wasserman emphasizes that one of the jets that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11 passed just moments before over the Indian Point nuclear plant complex and if that plane had crashed into Indian Point, a nuclear catastrophe would have resulted. Some 300,000 people, at least, would have died right away and millions would have lost their lives from the spread of radioactive poisons in the most populated area of the United States.

The continuing threat of terrorist attack is one of the main reasons, declares Wasserman, that atomic power plants must be shut down and safe energy technologies now "on the shelf" and widely available be must be implemented.

"Harvey Wasserman: Challenging Nuclear Power" is among 150 episodes of Enviro Close-Up hosted by Grossman who is also a full professor of journalism at the State University of New York. Through informative discussion Enviro Close-Up explores issues such as global warming; safe, clean, renewable energy; nuclear weapons proliferation; environmental and social justice; environmental pollution and its effect on human health; and biodiversity.

Enviro Close-Up programs include in-depth interviews with leading authors, activists, experts and scientists such as Ross Gelbspan, author of "The Heat is On," Dr. Helen Caldicott, founder of Physicians for Social Responsibility; Nobel Laureate Dr. George Wald; Nobel Laureate Dr. Henry Kendall, former Chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists; Dr. Victor Sidel, founder of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War; Peggy Shepard, director of West Harlem Environmental Action, and physicists and authors Michio Kaku, Fritjof Capra, and Vandana Shiva.

EnviroVideo programs are produced by Joan Flynn and directed by Emmy Award-winner Steve Jambeck. Enviro Close-Up is designed to empower people and motivate them to action by providing crucial information that is not found anywhere else on television.

To get a free copy of "Harvey Wasserman: Challenging Nuclear Power" and/or "300,000 Reasons to Close Indian Point" for your association for a group showing, email or call Joan Flynn at 1-800-ECO-TV46. Review copies for press representatives are also available.

To order EnviroVideo programs, visit or call 1-800-ECO-TV46.

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