New uranium doco to air

A new documentary investigating the history, and future of uranium, is set to air on Sunday.

The first of a three part series on SBS, Uranium – Twisting the Dragon’s Tail is “an extended biography of the world’s most controversial rock,” show host and physicist Dr. Derek Muller said.

“It is the definitive history of uranium so far, and a necessary primer for the world changing debate still to come.”

According to Muller the documentary is aimed at telling the whole story of uranium, from its creation in exploding starts to its deployment today in nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and nuclear medicine, and the rise of uranium in the public consciousness.

“Uranium is a divisive element in Australia; some see it as the solution to climate change while others fear its radiation, waste, and potential to make weapons,” Muller said.

“We made this series with SBS to help inform the conversation Australians are having about the future of uranium in this country.

“It is not an issue that can be ignored because the largest deposits on the planet lie buried in our collective backyard,” he said.

“We should not rely on emotion and gut instinct to decide what to do with this element. WE need to understand the story behind uranium.”

The show airs on SBS, on Sunday, at 8:30pm.

Watch the trailer below:


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Uranium – 8:30pm, Sunday, SBS

Exactly 70 years ago on August 6, 1945 the atomic bomb exploded over Hiroshima. From this moment on the world changed forever and Uranium became the most desirable & terrifying rock on Earth. Learn more:

Posted by SBS Australia on Wednesday, 5 August 2015

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