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Lots of pro-nuke people on the radio this morning, saying a) the fact  that the reactors havent catastrophically exploded throwing glowing debris everywhere have proved how safe reactors actually are and b) DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE DIE MINING COAL IN CHINA EVERY YEAR?

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Mar 14th, 2011 at 06:32:09 AM EST
Do we have estimates of casualties per MWh, by industry?

So, in what may be my last act of "advising", I'll advise you to cut the jargon. -- My old PhD advisor, to me, 26/2/11
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Mar 14th, 2011 at 06:47:22 AM EST
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Environmental effects of wind power - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In his book Wind Energy Comes of Age, Paul Gipe estimated that the mortality rate for wind power from 1980-1994 was 0.4 deaths per terawatt-hour.[55][56] Paul Gipe's estimate as of end 2000 was 0.15 deaths per TWh, a decline attributed to greater total cumulative generation.


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Mar 14th, 2011 at 07:15:43 AM EST
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Environmental effects of nuclear power - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A 2004 article from the BBC states: "The World Health Organization (WHO) says 3 million people are killed worldwide by outdoor air pollution annually from vehicles and industrial emissions, and 1.6 million indoors through using solid fuel."[21] In the U.S. alone, fossil fuel waste kills 20,000 people each year.[22] A coal power plant releases 100 times as much radiation as a nuclear power plant of the same wattage.[23] It is estimated that during 1982, US coal burning released 155 times as much radioactivity into the atmosphere as the Three Mile Island accident.[24] The World Nuclear Association provides a comparison of deaths due to accidents among different forms of energy production. In their comparison, deaths per TW-yr of electricity produced from 1970 to 1992 are quoted as 885 for hydropower, 342 for coal, 85 for natural gas, and 8 for nuclear.[25]


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Mon Mar 14th, 2011 at 07:17:19 AM EST
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Looks to me like this disaster is being used by pretty much everyone to support their preconceptions.

<shrug>

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Mar 14th, 2011 at 07:18:20 AM EST
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