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Originally posted by Nosred
For those of you who just don't understand that nuclear power is the safest power source, here's some numbers.
Deaths per TWh by energy source -
Energy Source Death Rate (deaths per TWh)
Coal – world average 161 (26% of world energy, 50% of electricity)
Coal – China 278
Coal – USA 15
Oil 36 (36% of world energy)
Natural Gas 4 (21% of world energy)
Solar (rooftop) 0.44 (less than 0.1% of world energy)
Wind 0.15 (less than 1% of world energy)
Hydro 0.10 (europe death rate, 2.2% of world energy)
Hydro - world including Banqiao) 1.4 (about 2500 TWh/yr and 171,000 Banqiao dead)
Nuclear 0.04 (5.9% of world energy)
And I'll admit I was wrong, solar power is more dangerous than nuclear power.edit on 24-6-2011 by Nosred because: (no reason given)
Edit: The graph is clearer in the link, so go ahead and look at it on that page.edit on 24-6-2011 by Nosred because: (no reason given)
It's impossible to tell how many people die of lung cancer every year from pollutants put into the air by fossil fuels
Not entirely true. The wars in the Middle East are not just about oil, it's also about power and control.
Stop and think a minute about what you're arguing for here, think about the wars in the Middle East that could have been averted if we'd switched from fossil fuels to nuclear.
Originally posted by Nosred
reply to post by koperniguz
It's didn't break it only breached. I guess the "OMG WE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!1" thread title gets more attention.edit on 24-6-2011 by Nosred because: (no reason given)
breach (brch) n.
1. a. An opening, a tear, or a rupture. b. A gap or rift, especially in or as if in a solid structure such as a dike or fortification.
2. A violation or infraction, as of a law, a legal obligation, or a promise.
3. A breaking up or disruption of friendly relations; an estrangement.
4. A leap of a whale from the water.
5. The breaking of waves or surf.
v. breached, breach·ing, breach·es v.tr.
1. To make a hole or gap in; break through.
2. To break or violate (an agreement, for example). v.intr.
break (brk) v. broke (brk), bro·ken (brkn), break·ing, breaks v.tr.
1. To cause to separate into pieces suddenly or violently; smash.
2. a. To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting: break crackers for a baby. b. To separate into components or parts: broke the work into discrete tasks.
3. To snap off or detach: broke a twig from the tree.
4. a. To fracture a bone of: I broke my leg. b. To fracture (a bone): I broke my femur.
5. To crack without separating into pieces.
6. a. To destroy the completeness of (a group of related items): broke the set of books by giving some away. b. To exchange for smaller monetary units: break a dollar.
7. To vary or disrupt the uniformity or continuity of: a plain that was broken by low hills; caught the ball without breaking stride.
8. Electricity To render (a circuit) inoperative by disruption; open.
9. a. To force or make a way through; puncture or penetrate: The blade barely broke the skin. b. To part or pierce the surface of: a dolphin breaking water.
Originally posted by WhoKnows100
Everyone's arguments for or against nuclear power don't belong in this thread.
Please have some thought for people trying to get information on the levees and flooding.
Originally posted by PhantomLimb
reply to post by Bachrk
What the hell does that have to do with this thread? Jesus Christ.
Several levees in northern Missouri were failing Sunday to hold back the surge of water being released from upstream dams
In Atchison County, there was a nearly steady flow of water over a half-mile stretch of a levee near U.S. 136 and overtopping at various points to the north of that area, said Mark Manchester, deputy director of emergency management for the county. He said the river level in the county had reached 44.6 feet, the highest on record and about 4 to 5 inches higher than 1993 flooding levels. The water was flooding several thousand acres of farmland, but so far no homes had been inundated since a breach this past Monday caused about a dozen homes to take on water, Manchester said. Because of the high waters, U.S. 136 was closing near the Missouri-Nebraska border. He said residents in the area had already evacuated their homes, and officials who operate the levee went up in a helicopter and saw several "pretty good size holes starting to form."
Originally posted by camaro68ss
update on Fort Calhoun Nuclear power plant