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Old 11-03-2018, 11:53 AM
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Originally Posted by k9bfriender View Post
That's one of the complaints that I have heard in the nuclear community. They are responsible for containing every bit of their waste, even things like Tritium and Xenon emissions need to be at undetectable levels. So, a nuclear plant ends up putting out far less radiation than a coal plant, which just spews all of its waste, including radioactive materials, into the air for free.
Except for when something unexpected happens and radiation is released in to air/ground/water where it is expensive and challenging to contain:
Three Mile Island
Chernobyl
Hanford
Fukushima
(and probably others I'm not aware of)