China Syndrome


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Public health An American term for an incident at a nuclear power station in which a reactor core melts the ground under the reactor, figuratively burrowing its way to China, named after the Hollywood movie of the same name. See Three-Mile Island
Vox populi Current business-speak for relocating manufacturing operations to China to reduce labour costs
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Douglas has such producing credits as the Academy Award-winning "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "The China Syndrome," "Romancing the Stone," "Jewel of the Nile" and "Flatliners" to his name.
Earlier major production publicity assignments include "The China Syndrome," "The Godfather, Part II," and "The Sting.
Brimley has become one of the most beloved character actors in America for his distinctive supporting turns in films like "The China Syndrome," "The Natural," "Country," "Absence of Malice," and "Cocoon.
From his producing roles on One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and China Syndrome, to starring acting roles in Romancing The Stone, Fatal Attraction, Wall Street, The American President, Basic Instinct, Traffic, Behind the Candelabra and most recently Marvel's Ant Man, Douglas has entertained and endeared himself to generations of moviegoers, which is a remarkable testament to his incredible versatility and staying power in Hollywood.
In 1925, Academy Award-winning actor Jack Lemmon, seen here in a scene from the 1979 film "The China Syndrome,'' was born in Newton.
But, whether we leave or remain in the EU, the China Syndrome is here to stay in the West.
5 The China Syndrome (1979) JANE Fonda, Jack Lemmon, Michael Douglas involved in another potentially explosive nuclear cover up.
That debate has been largely muted since the 1980s when rock concerts were held to galvanize opposition to nuclear power after the Three Mile Island incident in Pennsylvania and the popular movie 'The China Syndrome,' that raised awareness of the dangers of a nuclear reactor meltdown.
His film credits include 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,' 'Solitary Man,' 'You, Me and Dupree,' 'Traffic,' 'Wonder Boys,' 'Falling Down,' 'Fatal Attraction' and 'The China Syndrome.
Canada, France, and Japan are also using nuclear power without the fear and loathing engendered by fright films like The China Syndrome and Silk wood.
Blues became embroiled in a China Syndrome sort of fiasco when the directors accepted Yeung's pounds 15million offer for a 29.

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