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Consider the cost to TEPCO of the Fukushima disaster. Determine a percentage probability of that occurring (in light of actual experience, rather than wishful thinking), probably between 1% and 10% for recent reactors, significantly higher for older ones.

Steps to boost atomic safety should be considered cost-effective up to that, exceedingly high, threshold.

Of course, your nuclear power is no longer cost-effective in that context.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Jun 27th, 2011 at 09:08:08 AM EST
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