Nuclear Power Has Saved Millions of Lives, Report Says
DISCOVER MAGAZINE | APRIL 3, 2013
Nuclear power has gained a good-sized cheerleading squad as a source of clean energy, but the risk of radiation exposure and the disposal of nuclear waste have also roused a fair number of opponents. Reactor disasters like the one in Fukushima highlight nuclear power’s risks, but scientists now say that by reducing pollution, nuclear power actually has saved millions of lives over the last 40 years.
Using data from past energy production (1971-2009) and future energy predictions… Read more