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> That's what's happening at the moment in the Western world whether we like it or not.

that's what will happen to the current generation of solar and wind power plants

Yeah and it's a thousand times easier to quickly replace those because their key components are not the most dangerous substances on the planet!

There are a lot of much more dangerous substances on the planet, and many of them are likely used in the manufacturing process of photovoltaics.


Have fun with the googling. Feel free to check out the toxicity of plutonium (separate from radiation) while you're at it.

Well, hydrogen cyanide is more dangerous, it is used to produce cyanide salts (potassium and sodium), which are also extremely toxic, and are commonly used in electroplating

And is hydrogen cyanide not used in nuclear plant construction?

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