The Fukushima disaster reignited the nuclear power debate, but it turns out, even with its faults, nuclear power is saving lives! That’s according to new NASA study about the effects of pollution on health. So just how many lives are being saved, and why? Trace has the answers.
“Prevented mortality and greenhouse gas emissions from historical and projected nuclear power”
“Using historical production data, we calculate that global nuclear power has prevented about 1.84 million air pollution-related deaths and 64 gigatonnes (Gt) CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that would have resulted from fossil fuel burning.”
“Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It Causes”
“Climate Change: Study estimates that nuclear energy leads to substantially fewer pollution-related deaths and greenhouse gas emissions compared with fossil-fuel sources”
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“Estimating Seasonal Influenza-Associated Deaths in the United States: CDC Study Confirms Variability of Flu”
“Seasonal influenza-related deaths are deaths that occur in people for whom seasonal influenza infection was likely a contributor to the cause of death, but not necessarily the primary cause of death.”
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