Comment: That number for petro likely isn't from simple exposure though.

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That number for petro likely isn't from simple exposure though.

It is more likely from all related accidents, such as mine collapses, rig fires, equipment mishaps etc..

One single accident with a nuke plant from exposure alone has the potential to take out that many people. If their reports added the same secondary incidents for nuke plants I'm sure its numbers would come up a bit too.

Let's see what Fukushima's numbers are in 100 years just from exposure alone, direct and indirect.

Nuclear radiation lasts for decades, if not centuries. So over 100 years, it continues to slowly kill, maim, and deform succeeding generations. Or force them out of an area indefinitely.