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Old 03-16-2011, 04:54 PM
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Default Re: Japan's Earthquake

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Originally Posted by eddiehimself View Post
Which is a shame, because nuclear remains one of the safest forms of energy, based on the number of deaths caused per unit of energy produced:

http://nextbigfuture.com/2008/03/deaths-per-twh-for-all-energy-sources.html
Yes, context is all important, as is looking behind the sensational headlines & reporting. Those reactors are 40 years old. Their design means they need to be kept stable by pumping water around the reactor core. Latest technology does not require such systems.

Technology advancement aside, the world is questioning if we should continue with a power source that's responsible for a very small number of deaths across decades, but I don't hear anyone questioning whether people should be allowed to live in coastal areas! Now that really is dangerous, clearly.
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