To those concerned about the threat of a nuclear accident in Japan: think!

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The Huffington Post and others are whining about Japan, saying that the nuclear chickens have come home to roost, when literally hundreds of nuclear weapons have been detonated over the last sixty-odd years, many of them above ground, releasing _far_ more radiation into the environment. And according to the numbers given here, even including events like Chernobyl, rooftop solar panel installation causes more deaths than nuclear compared to the energy produced. Coal and Oil don’t even begin to compare.

Edit: more info from a research scientist at MIT.

Edit: a summary from Scientific American.

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