Tuesday, January 12, 2010
For those opponents of nuclear energy who believe that any exposure to any amount of radiation is life-threatening and that our authorities should pull every stop to reduce exposure to the minimum possible, check out the suggestions for accomplishing zero radioactive exposure over at Depleted Cranium.
Coal-fired power plants, nuclear medicine, naturally occuring radon, and commonplace building materials including concrete, masonry, and granite, all generate more radiation than any nuclear power plant. Shall we eliminate these potent sources of radiation in our pursuit of zero radiation in our environment? What will we sacrifice not only economically, but in the way of health, comfort, and the basic decencies of life to eliminate low-level radiation, as well as other potential chemical hazards?