Deaths per TWH by energy source

Coal – world average               161 (26% of world energy, 50% of electricity)
Coal – China                       278
Coal – USA                         15
Oil                                36  (36% of world energy)
Natural Gas                         4  (21% of world energy)
Biofuel/Biomass                    12
Peat                               12
Solar (rooftop)                     0.44 (less than 0.1% of world energy)
Wind                                0.15 (less than 1% of world energy)
Hydro                               0.10 (europe death rate, 2.2% of world energy)
Hydro - world including Banqiao)    1.4 (about 2500 TWh/yr and 171,000 Banqiao dead)
Nuclear                             0.04 (5.9% of world energy)

 

Deaths per TWH by energy source.

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5 Responses to Deaths per TWH by energy source

  1. heavyweather says:

    There is a French documentry about workers in nuclear plants.
    The most dangerous tasks (jumpers, divers,…) are given to subcontractors.
    If you get cancer from contamination 15 years after your job you can not claim compensation or the accident is even accounted for in statistics.

    The industrie hast also a record for hushing up things. Some decontamination engeneers where banned from grounds and fired when they fount heavy alpha emmiters. This is a problem in older plants which is hard to controle.

    The legal dose each year in European plants is 20mSv/year…1000mSv accumulated over 50 (work) years. After Hiroshima they said that this would get you a 5-7% chance of cancer. The WHO has since found out that 20mSv/a is more like 10-12% cancer risk and that the dose should be like 70% lower.

    The movie is French/German…sorry.
    http://www.arte.tv/de/Die-Welt-verstehen/Japan-nach-dem-Mega-Beben/3779386.html

  2. heavyweather says:

    Here is more information on Tschernobyl.

    Thats why we in Europe don`t like nuclear power. They are built in our backyards although there are even studies about low level radiation that would be reason alone to shut these down. (German KIKK studie).
    People with children are moving away from nuclear plants. Apparantly they are dangerous in normal operation at a radius of more than 50km.

    Where would you built a new plant when people even want to get rid of the old?

  3. Eclipse Now says:

    A million casualties? What absolute RUBBISH! You’ve been taken in by studies as ‘reputable’ as reports of UFO’s crashing at Area 51 and the Moon Landing being faked. It’s a Conspiracy mindset that Helen Caldicott has succumbed to, and lost all her credibility. Quoting hysterical, unfounded, un-peer reviewed ‘reports’ like this will not help your credibility or cause, not one little bit.

    If you’re going to comment here, please quote PEER REVIEWED scientific papers and try growing up a bit.

  4. heavyweather says:

    I peer review you, you peer review me, we peer review us….

    I wonder where you get your credibility from when you have not done one medical study yourself or don`t even know people who have been on Tschernobyl personaly.

    We do have quite a lot of data in Austria, more than your average australian internet household. I am also friends with (high ranking, scientists) IAEO members…

    Sorry that you can`t disthinguish between medical science and politics.

  5. Eclipse Now says:

    Your snide attitude to peer reviewed study just proves what I said above.

    The following discussion between Monbiot and Caldicott is VERY revealing. So go ahead and believe in Aliens at Area 51, whoops, I meant The Moon is made of Cheese, whoops, I meant the WORLD ORDER IS COVERING UP A MILLION DEATHS FROM CHERNOBYL, and dance in the rainbow and look for your pot of gold.

    I’ll stick with Monbiot’s realism, thank you very much. Monbiot destroy’s Helen’s credibility here…

    http://www.monbiot.com/2011/04/13/why-this-matters/

    And the painful track record of her avoiding accountability for her ridiculous claims is here.

    http://www.monbiot.com/2011/04/04/correspondence-with-helen-caldicott/

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