How much 9/11 losses caused on the American economy ?
Studies place the price tag at 2 trillion USD !
Very little of that was directly due to the aircraft though, most of it was self-inflicted damage due to the way the US responded.
Nukes without secondary containment were a stupid idea only the Russians would be stupid enough to pursue.
Actually the root cause was exactly the same in the case of both Chernobyl and Fukushima, and most other commercial nuclear accidents. It's not stupidity per-se, it's that safety is expensive. The USSR was building reactors on the cheap, and TEPCO was running them on the cheap. It's not really stupidity, it's simply the reality of trying to run something that is expensive to make safe in an environment where money is a limited resource.
The Tsunami reconstruction is projected to cost US$ 300 billion. Let's maintain that number for perspective.
Good point, Fukushima on its own just about doubled the cost of the whole event.
There are credible, rational, facts based studies that show tens of millions of people would have died if we had no nuclear power stations using coal instead.
If only there was some other way to generate electricity other than coal and gas. If only our modern coal plants weren't just as bad as third world ones built in the 50s for emissions. Seriously, can't you see the irony of on the one hand suggesting that we should have modern nuclear plants with the latest safety features but insisting that the only alternative is ancient coal power stations with no carbon capture or modern filtering?