Nuclear power plants save lives!
How could this be?
When a nuke plant is shut as with San Onofre, they crank up the area fossil fuel plant a notch higher.
Fossil fuel kills far, far more people than nuclear. Read "How Deadly is Your Kilowat?" in Forbes. They rank humans killed per trillion kWhr electrical generation. Coal wins with 170,000 deaths per trillion kWhr. Gas, oil, hydro rank down the list. Nuclear is last with 90 deaths, including Fukushima and Chernobyl.
"Oh no!" say the anti nukes, "But were having so much fun - the marches, the barbeques..."
But try talking facts with an anti-nuke. One actually told me (a Mothers for Peace leader), "I have studied this for 40 years and don't want more facts. My mind is shut tight." Swear to God she said those words.
Read the Forbes peace if your mind still seeks facts and truth, then read many more science based articles like it. I strongly suspect behind the scary propaganda against nuclear power you will find the Koch brothers and their fellow billionaires.
There are people making significant money traveling the US with scare stories and "research" that Popular Mechanics has labeled "Junk Science" . Funding for these Scare Pros is murky. Check it out for yourself, then support nuclear and save thousands of lives annually.