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Comment Re:No (fission) Nukes (Score 1) 266

The worst power generation-related accident in history was the cascade failure of a series of hydroelectric dams. It killed nearly a quarter million people, damaged or destroyed 6 million buildings, and forced the evacuation of 11 million residents. Basically, it was as bad as or worse than the tsunami in Japan.

In stark contrast to nuclear accidents, it is almost never brought up as an argument against hydroelectric power.

A "once-in-2000-years" year flood is going to cause casualties whether there are hydro turbines there or not. At least that area isn't uninhabitable for centuries.


Thousands of Blackbirds Fall From Sky Dead 577

Dan East writes "In a fashion worthy of a King or Hitchcock novel, blackbirds began to fall from the sky dead in Arkansas yesterday. Somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 birds rained down on the small town of Beeb, Arkansas, with no visible trauma. Officials are making wild guesses as to what happened — lightning strike, high-altitude hail, or perhaps trauma from the sound of New Year's fireworks killed them."

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