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Episode 2

The Documentary, Atomic States Episode 2 of 2

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 19 July 2011

BBC Environment Correspondent Richard Black explores the history and likely future of the nuclear energy industry.

  • Episode Two

    Richard compares how the world's nations are having very different approaches to the nuclear landscape in the wake of Fukushima.

    We report on why Germany has taken a stand against nuclear, and how this will affect the rest of Europe.

    How their neighbours France, are continuing to take around 80% of their energy from nuclear, and by contrast how nations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Latin America are going down the nuclear route with enthusiasm and optimism for the role of atomic power.

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