Comment: Only one accident in the entire history of nuclear power...

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Only one accident in the entire history of nuclear power...

...has cost "hundreds of billions of dollars", and that is Chernobyl. The Russians built reactors that were notoriously unsafe, and Chernobyl is an example of that considering it didn't have a containment facility.

as far as the "large areas" you discuss, the exclusion zone around Chernobyl is less than 20 miles. I wouldn't exactly call that a large area in the big scheme of things. many of the people that grew up in the hamlets surrounding the Chernobyl reactor have moved back in.

They're giving tours of the reactor for goodness sakes.

you implied there are huge areas of Japan that will be uninhabitable for centuries.

Bull shit.

Here's an article describing the Chernobyl tours...

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42537611/