Talk:Nuclear power greener/A critique of Risks of nuclear power

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I totally agree with this point because radiation can affect our health by being expose our immune system could be weaken. Also, there could be human errors that can cause negative effects. More importantly, a natural disaster can take place and humans are underpowered to control the release of materials held on this power plantArodr451 (talk) 03:40, 7 March 2012 (UTC).

The safety standards of nuclear power plants are increasing leading to fewer accidents. In 2005, the industrial accident rate for nuclear power plant workers was 0.24 per 200,000 worker hours. This is compared to manufacturing industry accidents which are 14.6 times greater having 3.5 accidents per 200,000 worker hours. [1]

--Randana (talk) 04:45, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Exposure to radioactive material is not always a bad thing. As in most things, dosage matters. The granite in the earth under the feet of Calgarian’s is radioactive, as is the marble countertops in their kitchens. The dirt contains thorium which is also radioactive. The issue is about dosage, how much for how long. Extended periods of high exposure are cause for concern, but it does not necessarily follow that the existence of a nuclear power plant will expose people to these high, prolonged doses. Reactors are designed, managed and maintained in a manner that negates these risks, and reactor technologies other than solid-fuel reactors have reduced risks. The point is correct, but lacks specificity, which can lead to unfounded fears in the public.

Ixby, Not what you expect. (talk) 03:30, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

  1. Javidkia, F., Hashemi-Tilehnoee, M., Zabihi, V (2011). "The A Comparison between Fossil and Nuclear Power Plants Pollutions and Their Environmental Effects". Journal of Energy and Power Engineering 5(9)811-820