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  •  What is amusing is that the deaths of 200,000 (0+ / 0-)

    (+/- 50,000) Chinese in the 1975 Banqiao dam disaster in 1975 produces far less comment than the criticality accident at Tokaimura.  (The accident destroyed nearly 6,000,000 buildings.)

    Doesn't inspire confidence in hydroelectric energy.

    In fact, the Tokaimura criticality accident, which killed four people, is hardly the only energy refining accident on the planet.

    The BP refinery explosion in Texas City, Texas just about 2 years ago killed 15 fatalaties and 100 injuries.   I wish that people would be arguing that fossil fuels are "too dangerous" as a result of this accident, but people just blow off anything concerned with fossil fuels, refinery explosions, deaths from air pollution, mining deaths, climate change related death, etc, etc, etc.

    Mostly the issues with nuclear energy consist wholly of selective attention and a deliberate inability to compare.

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