I’m Popular in Pakistan
I knew that American TV enjoyed worldwide popularity, but I never expected to find out that my 1995-8 Massachusetts cable access TV series, Nukebusters TV has a popular following in Pakistan. They like Nukebusters TV so much, they’ve made their own episodes. I have no idea how, why or where they picked up my show, but there it is on Pakistan Video.
In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, I dusted off these old documentaries about the problems facing communities who host nuclear facilities. Even during routine operation, these facilities release huge amounts of radioactive pollution, resulting in a legacy of birth defects, cancer and death in communities all over the U.S. In Nukebusters TV we follow local activist from Western New England in their struggle to stop the contamination of their communities.
Currently you can see an episode of Nukebesters TV originally titled: Vermont, This is Your Reactor, currently tilted What’s Wrong With GE Mark1 Boiling Water Reactors on Access Humboldt here in Humboldt Co. CA. The nuclear reactor in Vernon, Vermont, that I profiled on the show in 1998, is the exact same design as the Fukushima reactors currently melting into a hellish puddle of radioactive lava in Japan. Someday, we’ll have our own hellish puddle of radioactive lava to deal with. You should know why.