News and Facts: Nuclear Industry and Radioactive Science

Comparing Contaminants

June 11, 2009 By: John Category: radiation myths & misconceptions

Many people are eager to stop using fossil fuels, but they are very reluctant to accept that nuclear power can be a “greener” alternative. It’s true. Fossil fuels pump pollution and radiation into the atmosphere, but did you know that coal-fired plants release hundreds of times the radiation of a typical nuclear plant?

Here’s a study by ORNL on coal plant radiation releases: