Of course, all types of accidents kill – and nuclear power plant accidents are no exception.
25 years ago, Chernobyl ( Russia ) accident killed a few hundred people.
Recently, reactor meltdown at Fukushima ( Japan ) has killed 3 workers.
Thankfully, there have been no nuclear power plant accidents in India so far, although we have been producing nuclear power for over 25 years.
This must be seen in the perspective of the number of people being killed by motor-vehicles during road accidents in India, as follows:
Ø In 2009 ………………. 125,000
Ø In 2010 ……………….160,000
Does that mean we should stop making some 10+ million motor-vehicles per year and switch over to traveling by trains ?
But then , even local trains are killing 10+ persons per day on the tracks of Mumbai alone !