• Orcocracy [comrade/them]
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    15 months ago

    Yes coal is indeed very bad and needs go away immediately. But I’m not so sure if coal being bad makes radiation cancers from Chernobyl, Fukushima, Three Mile Island, Sellafield, etc etc etc not worth caring about.

    • somename [she/her]
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      5 months ago

      Some nuclear disasters are a bit overstated honestly. Like Three Mile Island was a tiny amount of radiation. Coal ash releases more radiation regularly. It’s just part of our normal “accepted” energy production and doesn’t get the media focus.

    • The_Walkening [none/use name]
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      25 months ago

      They’re definitely worth caring about (and for) but I’d say it’s really important to put the dangers of nuclear power in the context of what we’re already doing, and it’s magnitudes safer. While I feel like we should be pushing for more renewables regardless, at the same time nuclear’s still really viable because it doesn’t have the availability (renewables are weather dependent) and storage (you can just keep running it on demand) issues.