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  •  If we did those and shut down all other reactors (0+ / 0-)

    not compliant with such a high standard, I'd consider supporting it.

    Low "risk" of directly-caused death, but what's the price of the uninhabitable zone around the Chernobyl reactors? Around the Fukushima Daichii reactors? And then there was the very real chance of an even bigger accident.

    Even if the risk is orders of magnitude less than it is already but not zero, if what's at risk is sufficiently catastrophic, we shouldn't build it or allow it to continue to exist.

    The corresponding terrorism argument is one of them setting off a nuclear weapon. The argument isn't quite the same there, though—the answer isn't unmitigated global crackdown on terrorism. The best answers are decommissioning nuclear weapons, unwinding the American empire, prioritizing nuclear materials security, etc.

    Government and laws are the agreement we all make to secure everyone's freedom.

    by Simplify on Fri Jun 14, 2013 at 12:46:55 PM PDT

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