Is Nuclear Power Really “Clean”?

January 2012

Nuclear power is often touted as a clean, “green” energy source despite the recent disaster in Fukushima and obvious dangers such as radioactive waste.In this video we travel to the site of a new proposed nuclear power plant in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa, and explore safer, more sustainable energy alternatives.Here are some key facts:

  • Nuclear power is dirty – nuclear reactors create lethal radioactive waste that lasts hundreds of thousands of years.
  • Nuclear power is dangerous – there is no proven safe way to dispose of nuclear waste, accidents like Fukushima are always a possibility, and nuclear weapons can be created at nuclear power plants.
  • Nuclear power is non-renewable – unlike the sun and wind (which are clean, unlimited sources of energy), nuclear plants require uranium and other radioactive materials that will eventually be depleted.

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Host A Show

Want to host a screening? Great! Here are 5 steps to get started:


Setup a computer and stream it online with friends in the room.

If you can’t make this happen we would be happy to mail a DVD, it just might take some time because there’s a good change we’ll be out shooting on location for a new film.


Choose your space.

You can show the film in your backyard, living room, school, university, church, library…wherever…just make sure there’s a power supply!


Set up the technology.

The space you choose will determine the technology you need. The basic components are: power supply, computer with hi-res digital copy of movie, speakers, digital projector or TV, appropriate cables, and screen. If your space doesn’t have all the necessary components, you can rent equipment on the cheap.

The basics: connect the video signal from your computer to the projector/TV; connect the audio signal from your computer to the speakers/TV. If you’re renting a projector, the company can tell you the details of how it works. Easy peasy!


Host the event, discuss, and take pictures!

This is the fun part. Enjoy and don’t forget to take pictures of the screening!


Send us your pictures!

Let us know how your screening went… email pictures to kyle@surfingforchange.com and tag us in social media posts on Facebook and Instagram.
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Other Resources

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Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm

Jeffrey’s Bay Wind Farm

So much better than nuclear!

Thrive Momement

Thrive Movement – About New Energy Technologies

Learn more about “free energy” and its potential.

Beyond Nuclear

Beyond Nuclear

Working for a world free from nuclear power and nuclear weapons.

Greenpeace International Nuclear Campaign

Greenpeace International Nuclear Campaign

Greenpeace has always fought – and will continue to fight – vigorously against nuclear power because it is an unacceptable risk to the environment and to humanity.

Nuclear Bailout

Nuclear Bailout

A project of the Safe Energy Program at Physicians for Social Responsibility. Nuclear Bailout addresses the economic and safety realities of the development of new nuclear reactors.