There is no difference between radioactive fallout from nuclear plants and from nuclear vessels.
Neither wind/solar's rare-earth metals, radioactive waste http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/analysis/big-winds-dirty-little-secret-rare-earth-minerals/ http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/amyoliver/2011/10/23/clean_energys_dirty_secret_cancer/page/full http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2013/08/solar-industrys-new-dirty-secret
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There are much more cases of leukemia/cancer confirmed/linked to wind/solar rather than Fukushima.
"birth defects and eight leukemia cases within five years in a community of 11,000 — after many years with no leukemia cases" - At least eight cases https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_earth_element#Environmental_considerations
"rare earth metals are also needed for clean energy technology. Solar panels, electric cars, and wind turbines all require rare earth metals." "increasing cases of leukemia and other cancers, and multiple deaths of farm animals in these contaminated areas." "There have been reported cases of radioactive exposure that cause birth defect and leukemia cases at rare earth refinery plants." "Since rare earth metals are not found in concentrated deposits, rare earth elements are usually mined through open pit mining. This involves stripping the surface of the earth using heavy equipment, thus destroying the existing ecosystem. Three major contaminants are often released in the area: radioactive waste, dust and metals." "The crushing and grinding necessary to refine the rare earths also releases toxic metals and radioactive dust into the air." http://raremetalsandmaterials.weebly.com/e-waste--the-environment.html
"cause cancers of the pancreas and lungs, and leukaemia." "essential to advanced technology .. also to wind farms" http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/aug/07/china-rare-earth-village-pollution "has led to an increase in leukemia and other ailments." http://e360.yale.edu/feature/boom_in_mining_rare_earths_poses_mounting_toxic_risks/2614/ "refining of rare earths lead to increased leukemia and pancreatic cancer rates" http://futureofenergy.web.unc.edu/2015/06/20/lithium-rare-earth-and-the-future-of-renewbles/
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Statistics confirm: nuclear is safer and ecologically friendly.
Death/TWh: Solar 0.44 , Wind 0.15, Hydro 0.10, Nuclear 0.04
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If radiation is a concern, then be careful of renewables using rare-earth metals with traces of radioactive uranium and thorium; wind/solar farms occupy acres and acres and can spread radiation to everywhere possibly contaminating soils and foods. http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/analysis/big-winds-dirty-little-secret-rare-earth-minerals/
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"Nuclear power kills fewer people than solar per unit of electricity, says University College London Professor Tim Stone" http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/business/nuclear-power-kills-fewer-people-than-solar-per-unit-of-electricity-says-university-college-london-professor-tim-stone/story-fni6uma6-1227260446437
"Coal, oil and even solar power all kill more people than the much-maligned nuclear." http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/the-staggers/2011/03/nuclear-power-coal-produced
"Nuclear power is the safest source of energy by a long way. Solar power causes five to 10 times as many deaths (depending on the estimate of panel longevity) per unit of energy generated." "Want to kill fewer people? Go nuclear" http://www.smh.com.au/comment/want-to-kill-fewer-people-go-nuclear-20130710-2pqbq.html
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Nuclear faces political barriers, dishonest fear-mongers/pathological liars, fraudulent green lobbyists and sensationalist mass media, while wind and solar that is provoking more fatalities and environmental impacts than nuclear per gigawatt produced, aside intermittences compensated by fossil fuels, is still heavily rewarded with governmental subsidies.
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Aneutronic nuclear fusion is our best hope for clean, safe, and dense source of energy. Studies and research are ever more advanced regarding this area. Soon aneutronic fusion will become the main energy source to power the world. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro5-QYqqxzM
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