To Time magazine : “Japanese officials announced on Tuesday morning that they were planning to raise the event level at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from 5 to the maximum level of 7 “ That’s right, now Fukushima is just alongside Chernobyl in the IAEA INES scale. Yet, the catastrophe […]

Why Fukushima isn’t a new Chernobyl


With all the agitation around the Fukushima catastrophe, I thought it would be interesting to put some facts and figures on the dangerosity of  energy sources, including oil, coal, natural gas, some renewable energy sources and nuclear… The global death rate for coal is 161 per TWh (15 in the […]

A look at deaths per TWh by energy source