Hard Facts about Nuclear Power
05 May 2012
For those sold on Anthroprogenic Global Warming, this graph illustrates the potential rise in CO2 emissions if base-load electricity currently produced in the U.S. by nuclear power were replaced by coal or natural gas as current reactors go offline after their 60 year licenses expire.
Nuclear power has caused far fewer accidental deaths per unit of energy generated than ANY other forms of power generation. Energy production from coal, natural gas, and hydropower have caused far more deaths due to accidents.
Nuclear fissile energy density of reactions is 7 orders of magnitude (10,000,000 times) more energetic than any other chemical reactions used for power generation or propulsion.
Humans will either learn to understand nuclear power and employ it's capabilities, or face the invetable return to the stone ages within this century. It is a fact.