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Comment Re:Nuke power (Score 1) 483

Again: your whole argument of counting mining death (workers working in the mine) and comparing them with civilian deaths (people living nearby a plant) makes no sense.

So, you assign value to some human life, and not to others?

You compare 3rd world mines with first world power plants. Why don't you google for the last mine accident in germany and how many died there (and how long that was ago)?

People die in mining accidents in the USA too, a First world country. And you are using Chernobyl, a Second world power plant as your only example.

Why don't you dare that conclusion but proclaim nuclear is "save" when we clearly see: it is not?

Where is it clear that nuclear power is dangerous? It has risk, yes. But they can be contained by proper engineering and staff (TMI). If the USSR built a skyscraper, put 250k people in it and dynamited the bottom of the structure - would you conclude that all skyscapers are unsafe and should be banned? (I'm not suggesting that Chernobyl was intentionally sabotaged, but it was the faults of its engineers and staff that led to the catastrophe.)

Comment Re:Nuke power (Score 1) 483

Easy to say, but unless you don't want electricity - what alternative do you propose? Until a viable large-scale renewable energy source evolves, it really comes down to choosing the best of the bad options. And before you jump to solar, for example, don't forget to include the waste produced by mining for minerals and producing the solar panels in your analysis.

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