Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How safe is nuclear energy?

I’ve never been wildly pro or anti nuclear energy, mostly because I’ve never spent the time to really understand it.  But with the Palo Verde plant (the largest energy producer in the country!) in our own backyard, it’s something I’ve always wondered about.

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Well…

Today I saw a graph depicting the relative safety of various kinds of energy, and I have to say WOW!

Death Rate per Watts of Energy Produced

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Click through to Seth Godin’s post on the topic, where he gives credit to additional sources and information.

I’m not here to start political arguments, but to me this is just mind-boggling.

Your loving energy efficiency, and efficiency of all kinds for that matter, Realtor,

Chris Butterworth