Safety

Safety2018-08-04T00:44:46+00:00

Nuclear power is the safest way
to produce electricity.

More people die every day from burning fossil fuels than have died in 50 years of nuclear power.

The worst accident at a nuclear plant in the U.S. at Three Mile Island resulted in no injuries.

“Several health studies found there was no long-term adverse effect on the health of the population living around TMI.”

– FAQs about TMI

The worst nuclear accident in the world at Chernobyl resulted in 28 deaths among emergency responders and 15 deaths from thyroid cancer between 1991-2005.
– UNSCEAR, 2008 (pages 16-17)

No one died from radiation at Fukushima.

The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation found that after Fukushima:

  • Cancer rates remain stable

  • Theoretical increased risk of thyroid cancer among most exposed children.

  • No impact on birth defects/hereditary effects

  • No discernible increase in cancer rates for workers

  • Temporary impact on wildlife

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