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Mehdi Azhari

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How do you see the world without nuclear energy ?

Today, nuclear power is used for civil and military purposes but its heavy impacts on environment bring us to reconsider the use of this energy. My question is what are consequences if we had to break away with nuclear energy socially, economically and ecologically speaking ?

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    Jul 24 2012: what heavy impacts?
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      Jul 25 2012: I was referring mainly to the increasing risk of accident a nuclear power plant is exposed to. I disagree with a comment below who says that if we run it smartly and responsibly it is far safer. Sorry but history told us that the two big accident involving a nuclear power plant ended up tragically and not to say how big the consequences are. We can not permit to live such a nightmare again. Scientists say that even if all the safety procedures are followed, we can NOT eliminate the risk of having an accident again, because responsibility is hard to assume.
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        Jul 25 2012: I don't know any scientists that say we can't eliminate the risks. Which two big tragedies are you referring to? The confirmed deaths from Fukushima (5) are trivial compared to the 40000 killed by the Tsunami! Even Chernobyl has resulted in maybe 10000 deths after over 25 years. As industries go nuclear power is comparatively safe.
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          Jul 25 2012: Check out what Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) says about this topic. Fukushima is a tragedy because of all the damages caused to wildlife, to people surrounding the power plant, to air quality, to water...and beside considering that every human loss is a tragedy. If we can't avoid to be swept by Tsunami, we can avoid to be slashed by nuclear catastrophes. If it has to be replaced, a more eco-friendly energy has to take over.
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        Jul 25 2012: what was the heavy impact on environment of any nuclear accidents?
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        Jul 25 2012: I'm pretty sure there was no damage to wildlife from fukushima. The wildlife had just been hit by a series of seven tsunamis so was probably not doing so well. Iknow if I had just been washed 20 miles out to sea a bit af radiation would be the least of my worries.
        Re UCS they seem to be mostly concerned about following safety protocols and terrorism, not nuclear energy itself.

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