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Old 30.07.2012, 10:17
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Re: World's largest hydropower project goes fully operational ( China )

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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 ).



HEP produces significant quantities of CO2 and Methane. (Source New Scientist February 2005).
So, coal seems pretty feasible to me. On a more serious note, I'm not a fan of "so called" green energy, as in fact it is anything but green and rather expensive at at. I don't mind nuclear energy at all and taking all things in consideration, it does seem to be the cheapest as well as one of the safest solution out there.
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