Relative Danger of Energy Sources
1. How many are expected to die from this decade's uranium mining for
power plants worldwide?
< 100 100 –
– 10,000 10,000 -
100,000 > 100,000
This was not always true. Several hundred died or will die from two
decades (not per year) of
uranium mining in the 1940s and 1950s,
before ventilation of mines became standard. US government inaction
mine ventilation should have begun years earlier.
[As of] 1990,
lung cancer deaths had occurred among the 4,100 miners in the
Plateau study group [from that era]; about 75 lung cancer deaths would
expected in a group of miners such as this. (DOE
Openness: Human Radiation Experiments
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