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Nuclear energy has been tested and is actually the safest thing!

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Wasserman replies that after the accident, he went to nearby homes and people showed him "their tumors, their hair loss, their lesions."

"It's bunk," I tell him. "It's been studied. People lose hair and get cancer and they attribute it to Three Mile Island, but it's not true."

"Having been there," Wasserman responds, "It's my clear assertion that people were killed."

Actual scientists don't agree. In fact, they find less cancer near Three Mile Island than in other parts of Pennsylvania.

But what about Fukushima? That was more serious. Today, clueless media quote Greenpeace claiming, Fukushima's radiation could "change our DNA!"

Also bunk. "There was heightened radiation, but it was all at this low level below what we consider to be safe," explains Goldstein.

 

The low level of radiation released at Fukushima was hardly a threat. What killed people was the panicked response.

"Everyone freaked out and ordered a massive sudden evacuation. That caused suicide, depression... Fear of radioactivity really did kill people."

One nuclear accident, Chernobyl, did kill, and its radiation may still kill thousands more.

But Chernobyl was built by socialists cutting corners to please dictators. No Chernobyl-like plant will ever be built again. And even with Chernobyl's deaths, nuclear power's safety record is better than that of coal, oil, and natural gas.

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