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  •  Scientists would disagree with you. (0+ / 0-)

    It is well documented in several studies, one of the most cited being from the EPA, that the public perceives risk far differently than experts do and that scientists generally rank the risk of nuclear power far lower than the general public does. Infrequent or novel events, like plane crashes or Fukushima, as you yourself made a point of mentioning, cause an increased perception of risk in the brain that can be disproportionate to the actual calculated risk.

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