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Still a Dangerous Business...
by Richard Ohidy


August 10, 2004

I agree 100% with your opinion, that if this were a fossil plant, we would never have heard of this accident. It's common for workers in fossil plants to be burned, injured or killed by steam leaks. Unfortunately the media likes to scare the public when it comes to nuclear power, because people will read it and their ratings go up. I worked as an NDT inspector in the power generation industry for half a dozen years traveling around the country and I would work in a nuclear station over a fossil plant any day of the week, as they are safer.

I suppose those against nuclear power would prefer to breath polluted air while sitting in the dark.

Richard Ohidy
Plainville, CT - USA



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