How really safe is nuclear power?
Posted by Syeilendra Pramuditya on December 12, 2010
I just found another interesting fact about nuclear power, this is it guys..
Average loss in life expectancy due to Various Causes
|1||Being unmarried for male||3500|
|2||Being unmarried for female||1600|
|3||Cigarette smoking for male||2250|
|4||Cigarette smoking for female||800|
|5||Being 30% overweight||1300|
|7||Serving in the U.S. army in Vietnam||400|
|9||Radiation from nuclear industry||0.02|
|10||Nuclear reactor accident||0.02|
Source: Nuclear Engineering, Theory and Technology of Commercial Nuclear Power, Second Edition. Ronald Allen Knief. 1992. Taylor & Francis Publishing Company, Pennsylvania, USA. Table 14-6, page 405.
So what does the table say? Ok let say that the God gives you 100 years of life in this world, so if you have 30% overweight, then there is a risk that your lifetime is reduced by 1300 days.
Being unmarried for male is 175,000 times more risky than a nuclear accident!
Cigarette smoking for male is 112,500 times more risky than a nuclear accident!
Even just become a fat person is 65,000 times more risky than a nuclear accident!
Nuclear power is so safe!
Still not convinced yet? Well, a very good explanation about the safety of nuclear power compare to other energy-generating technologies is available on this link, just read those facts dude.