Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Coal Power Plants Release More Thorium And Uranium Radioactivity Than Nuclear Power Plants

From The Wall Street Journal Opinion "Coal Is More Dangerous Than Nuclear: But don't tell that to Greens getting elected to office on post-Fukushima fear-mongering" by Holman W Jenkins, Jr:
Thousands more die in coal mining accidents each year (especially in China) than have been killed in all nuclear-related accidents since the beginning of time. What's more, coal plants spew toxins like mercury and other metals—along with more radioactive thorium and uranium than a nuclear plant—which are no less amenable to linear, no-threshold thinking. In 2004, the EPA estimated that a new emissions standard then being promoted would, by itself, save 17,000 lives a year.
Read the entire opinion piece here.

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