The fearsome nuclear reactor meltdown accident

(…) all scientific studies agree that in the great majority of meltdown accidents there would be no detectable effects on human health, immediately or in later years. According to the government estimate, a meltdown would have to occur every week or so somewhere in the United States before nuclear power would be as dangerous as coal burning. — Prof. Bernard Cohen

Barry Brook reminded us to reread the wonderful online text “The Nuclear Energy Option” by University of Pittsburgh prof. Bernard Cohen. The above quotation is from Chapter 6 The fearsome reactor meltdown accident.

Highly recommended.