Nuclear isn’t so bad, is it?

The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation has an interesting perspective on the risk of nuclear science. They’ve published a series of posters named ‘Living with Risk’ which focuses on all the other risks with life that is comparable to nuclear science. But is it?

Caveman

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First up is our good friends, the caveman, who’s been extinct for a good time.

  • As you can see, on the bottom left, caveman versus the T-Rex.
  • Potential accidents, “Inadvertently speared by tribal member”? Obviously teamkill was popular back then.
  • Protection & damage limitation, “If he turns on you, run man run”? I never knew doctors were so vicious.
  • This is good. “How bad, injury or death” with a picture of being eaten by a herbivorous dinosaur. That’s bad!
  • Benefits, the purpose of life is food.

Chemicals

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I like how they made it obvious in the heading, it includes fossil fuels. Fossil fuels everyone!

  • Potential accidents, I don’t like all the “…”s there. How many potentials can there be?
  • I really really really don’t like the looks of the “How bad” picture. Is he weeping? That’s bad.
  • On the plus side, we have TV in the “Benefits”. :)

Research Reactor

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Self explanatory.

  • Potential accidents, “Conventional accidents”. Would that include a nuclear fallout?
  • How bad, “equivalent to 1000 hours in a jet plane”. Ouch, jet lag.
  • Benefits! Scans reveal half of your organs or bones are missing.

Sport

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Didn’t know sport was so dangerous before.

  • How bad, “Out of the match”. Oh that’s horrible.
  • Benefits, everyone wins a trophy!

Transport

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We should all be put on Segways. Hardly dangerous at all.

  • Potential accidents picture, car slams into bus, car and passenger fatal, bus one minute late.
  • How is, getting your license “hazard control”? You weren’t even on the road before.
  • Hazard control, “road design”. Yeah, because everyone shapes the road with their own imagination.

I’ve never been so confident in an nuclear organisation.

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