[ExI] Fukushima now officially an emergency

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Wed Aug 7 14:49:54 UTC 2013

I thought it might be interesting to see how Fukushima compares with the
number of deaths directly associated with some non-nuclear power plant
accidents. I am not counting long term effects that cause deaths by
pollution or global warming that everybody is so worried about:

In 1975 the Shimantan/Banqiao hydroelectric Dam in China failed and killed
171,000 people.

In 1979 the Morvi hydroelectric Dam in India failed and killed 1500 people,

In 1998 a oil pipeline in Nigeria exploded and killed 1078 people.

In 1907 the Monongah Coal Mine in West Virginia exploded and killed 500

In 1944 a liquified natural gas factory exploded in Cleveland Ohio and
killed 130 people.

In 2011 the Fukushima nuclear power plant melted down and killed nobody.

  John K Clark
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