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Old 12-19-2018, 02:30 PM   #4189 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
John Wayne,and half the cast and crew of the 1956 film,The Conqueror died from breathing nuclear fallout,plus cigarette smoking.
That puts some Americans off to anything associated with the 'Peaceful Atom.'
Three-Mile Island,Chernobyl,and Fukushima Dai-Ichi didn't help either.
Dead friends and family drive home the concept of how fragile and fleeting human life actually is,and could explain why some are hesitant to embrace technology already firmly linked to the Grim Reaper.
The only nuclear meltdown to have killed was Chernobyl. 0 dead from 3 mile and Fukushima. Those who have died due to the business of producing nuclear energy are far fewer than those who have died producing all other types of electricity in terms of deaths per MWh delivered.

Occasional death is not a sufficient reason to be against something. If my family died in a plane crash, I would not be anti-flight.

Ladder falls kill a surprisingly large amount of people, and it accounts for among the largest percentage of accidental death, yet we don't see anti-ladder protesters in the streets.
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