Humanity have decided the convenience afforded by automobiles is worth the million deaths each year. Certainly building more nuclear fission plants now to avoid recurring disasters is a much better deal.

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@hd I think the reason why the former is more widely accepted is that it seems controllable to a lot of people, while a nuclear accident is more like an outside force, closer to natural disasters. Thus people assume that as long as they are careful enough, the chances of a car accident won't apply to them; but whether you encounter or survive a nuclear accident does not seem to be influenced by one's will. Although in reality, the illusion of control might have killed more people than it has saved.

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