Is coal ash disposal as big of a problem as nuclear waste?



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    The disposal of coal ash, also known as fly ash, is certainly a big problem. A 2007, Scientific American article claims that coal ash is actually more radioactive than nuclear waste. See the link below for the full article.

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    No, it is not more radioactive than nuclear waste. That was a rumor spread by bloggers in regards to the single instance that the coal ash catastrophe in Tennessee was more radioactive than nuclear waste. PLEASE refer to the website I’ve cited because the Scientific American journal even said the radioactive content of coal ash is relatively low, and nearby residents are more likely to be struck by lightning than develop complications from radiation in coal ash.

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