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Old 30.07.2012, 10:13
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Re: World's largest hydropower project goes fully operational ( China )

Here's some interesting facts:

HEP has caused more deaths in the last fifty years than nuclear.

e.g. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banqiao_Dam

Number of deaths through Fukushima zero. Number of additional deaths of the next fifty years maybe 40 worldwide (statistically insignificant), making it impossible to attribute any one death to Fukushima. (Source, New Scientist 18 July 2012 )

Coal is the biggest killer by a huge margin - see also New Scientist March 2011 ).

Bloody scientists, confusing the issues with facts.



HEP produces significant quantities of CO2 and Methane. (Source New Scientist February 2005).

Quote:
The green image of hydro power as a benign alternative to fossil fuels is false, says Éric Duchemin, a consultant for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "Everyone thinks hydro is very clean, but this is not the case," he says.

Hydroelectric dams produce significant amounts of carbon dioxide and methane, and in some cases produce more of these greenhouse gases than power plants running on fossil fuels
Bloody scientists, confusing the issues with facts.
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