Why is 'Radioactivity' Such A Scary Word?

Rangarajan, S.
April 2011
Chemical Business;Apr2011, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p6
Trade Publication
The article discusses the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in the aftermath of earthquake and tsunami in Japan. According to the author, the core of four reactors have partially melted and the storage ponds where the spent reactor fuel is stored have been breached. He notes that workers at the power plant have been evacuated by Tokyo Electric Power Co. due to increase in radiation levels. He says that politicians and commentators are pointing on the disadvantages of using nuclear energy.


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