Comment 79612

By mrgrande (registered) | Posted August 08, 2012 at 14:15:07

If you still dismiss nuclear power as safe...

Nuclear power is safest per TWH of electricity generated.

over 800,000 human lives were sacrificed to some degree to save the lives of countless more.

From wikipedia:

During mid-1986 the official Soviet death toll rose from 2 to 31, a figure that has often been repeated. While some claim that deaths as a result of the immediate aftermath and the cleanup operation may number at least 6000, that exceeds the number of workers known to have died from all causes by the National Committee for Radiation Protection of the Ukrainian Population.

How they got from 6,000 to 800,000 I'm not sure. Six thousand deaths is still a tragedy, but excessive hyperbole does no one any favours.

There is a reason why nuclear power is shrouded with a veil of secrecy. It is dangerous beyond comprehension.

Hot rock makes water boil, steam turns generator.

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