And then with the "clean-coal" there's even less pollution escaping...
More over, this is a strawman, since the COMPARISON was between living next to a coal plant vs living next to a NUCLEAR REACTOR THAT"S MELTED DOWN. Not one in peak operation.
Tokyo faced evacuation scenario: Kan | The Japan Times Online"It was a crucial moment when I wasn't sure whether Japan could continue to function as a state," he said.
AND THAT"S AFTER ALL THE DOWNPLAYING of the seriousness of a nuclear meltdown.
Oh, and also, the EPA raised the "safe" levels of radiation up to 100 000X previous safe levels, but ONLY for the duration of the worst of this disaster.
And to your last two points, yes, there are more casualties per capita with other forms of energy... but nobody cares about when a nuke plant is running well, it's that WHEN things go wrong, and on a long-enough time line things WILL go wrong... with nuclear, THINGS GO HORRIBLY WRONG!!!!