Between 1970 and 2010, there were 73 fatalities associated with wind turbines in the United States from 1970 through 2010.
Nuclear energy, by contrast, did not kill a single American during that time frame. The meltdown at Three Mile Island in 1979 did not kill or injure anyone, since the power plant's cement containment apparatus did its job - the safety measures put in place were effective.
Apparently the safety measures associated with wind energy are not adequate to prevent loss of life compared to the track record of the nuclear alternative.
Question to those green chicken littles out there: When will you hypocrites start demanding an end to wind power?
To start, I am a supporter of nuclear power, but believe everything should be done to guarantee the safety of those that could be affected by catastrophic failure. That being said... 73 fatalities are associated with wind power worldwide, whereas only 35 of those fatalities are in the US. Which by your logic will still mean that it had killed 35 more people in the US than nuclear power, without realizing that nuclear power had killed many thousands more worldwide, and concern stems from the very real possibility of catastrophic failure. I only ask, that when writing your highly opinionated blog, you take the time to actually read the report so that your facts are accurate for anyone naive enough to not run a fact check. Even similarly styled blogs took the time to look through the report (which was a well-documented report) to determine which of the deaths were in the US.
Fact Check #Oops
# heard 'dat
I read the article. My post was a quick hit and run, which usually takes me a couple of minutes to post after I read the source that inspires me. My mistake.
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