Not denying that nuclear power has the potential for mass loss of life, but on the record so far, it needs to kill a lot more people to catch up to wind power. So far in the US, nobody has died from radiation or nuclear accident in a power station, and that power source provides around 9% of America’s electricity. Wind power provides only 0.7% of the electricity but has been responsible for 35 deaths. A good summary of accidents and deaths that can be attributed to wind power can be found here-
By far the biggest number of incidents found were due to blade failure. “Blade failure” can arise from a number of possible sources, and results in either whole blades or pieces of blade being thrown from the turbine. A total of 201 separate incidences were found. Pieces of blade are documented as travelling over 1300 metres. In Germany, blade pieces have gone through the roofs and walls of nearby buildings.
82 cases of environmental damage have been reported [..] All involved damage to the site itself, or reported damage to or death of wildlife. 32 instances include deaths of protected species of bird.
The trend is as expected – as more turbines are built, more accidents occur. Numbers of recorded accidents reflect this, with an average of 16 accidents per year from 1995-99 inclusive; 48 accidents per year from 2000-04 inclusive, and 103 accidents per year from 2005-10 inclusive.
With 67 deaths to their name globally, wind farms are far from the benign and environmentally friendly electricity sources their blinkered and or cronyist promoters would have us believe.