Coal Ash Is More Radioactive than Nuclear Waste – Scientific American


(..) the surprising conclusions: the waste produced by coal plants is actually more radioactive than that generated by their nuclear counterparts. In fact, the fly ash emitted by a power plant—a by-product from burning coal for electricity—carries into the surrounding environment 100 times more radiation than a nuclear power plant producing the same amount of energy.

via Coal Ash Is More Radioactive than Nuclear Waste – Scientific American.

By Mara Hvistendahl | December 13, 2007

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