20 Mar

NYTimes.com – Whatever Nuclear Power’s Threat, No Easy Alternatives

But the alarm in Japan and globally belies the fact that nuclear power plants, in the approximately half a century that they have existed, have caused fewer deaths than another common source of power production: coal.

via NYTimes.com – Whatever Nuclear Power’s Threat, No Easy Alternatives. Not typically known but true, especially when taking into account the pollutants that coal plants emit. It’s the whole thing of how the rare threat is scarier than the common threat.