Main Question or Discussion Point
I am curious about the relative dangers of fusion and fission power. Obviously fusion is much safer, but it is not without any risk. Radioactive materials are produced, and containment systems can fail. I am wondering if anyone can give a comparison of a fission meltdown vs. a worst-case scenario fusion plant accident. In each case, what would the extent and reach of the damage be, and how long would affected sites remain contaminated?