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July 21, 2012

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How poignant, Sharon: the nuclear power plant and the sunflowers echoed by La Mort and L'Amour along with the slow journey you take us on from one to the other (though they are only a frame away. I imagine at the end going back to the first frame and gently closing the sunflower's eyes with the palm of one hand . . .

I think I should answer your question about "Why are the French so in love with nuclear energy?"

The thing is, nuclear power plant is as clean as Wind turbines you mentioned but provide much more energy. You don't have to be afraid to go near it.
The gas you see coming out of the pipes are actually water vapor used to cool the reactor down. Just plain water and contains no radiation(which is why it is released to the air openly).
Nuclear power plants is actually work just like a steam engine. only different fuel and no smoke is made. The reactor is isolated and shielded by thick walls.

here's how it works.
http://www.islandbreath.org/2008Year/07-energy/0807-20Nuclear_Plant.gif

I respect them for trying to help prevent further global warming which slowly sickening our planet by using Nuclear power.
I hope it helps.

Alas, If only what you said were true. I've read enough studies to know that living near a nuclear power plant raises the rate of cancer. And all nuclear power plants age and are subject to disaster: natural and manmade. Fukushima is still spewing out radiation. The Japanese thought nuclear power was safe too. Just like the French.

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