With Nuclear Power, Overconfidence is Deadly

April 4, 2011 by  
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Fukushima #3 Photo credit: daveeza via Flickr / CC BY-SA After an accident in any high-profile industry that makes the public nervous, it’s pretty common to see business interests, regulators, and public officials rush to assure everybody that the incident was a fluke, and that the power plants running elsewhere are safe, safe, safe. We saw it with the BP spill — major oil companies came forward to say that, well, they had pr… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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With Nuclear Power, Overconfidence is Deadly

Natural Gas Flaring Emits as Much CO2 as 77 Million Cars, Wastes 5% of World Production

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Photo: Ken Doerr , Flickr, CC 400 Million Metric Tons of CO2 are Emitted… Every Year The world consumption of natural gas is enormous (2007’s peak was at 108 trillion cubic feet, according to the USEIA ).

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