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THE CHINA SYNDROME Directed by James Bridges Screenplay by Mike Gray and T.S. Cook, and James Bridges

The China Syndrome is not the least bit fair-minded about nuclear power.

It shows a near disaster at an atomic-powered electrical generating plant located uncomfortably near Los Angeles. The film also depicts the utility company that owns the plant and the contractor that built it resorting to lies, corruption and violence to prevent the public from discovering how narrowly a disaster was averted, how large is the potential for similar incidents in the future−and never mind the...

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