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Pregnant Woman Poses With ‘Nuclear Waste’ To Prove Point About Radiation

Alice Gibbs of Newsweek reports on a pregnant women who posed next to nuclear waste to prove a point about radiation.

The C3 Take
  • Madison Hilly, who is 27 weeks pregnant, has gone viral for posing next to and hugging dry casks that contain nuclear waste.
  • As Hilly aptly pointed out, nuclear waste is safely stored and emits less radiation than x-rays or airplanes.
  • Nuclear ranks as one of the safest energy sources available and is responsible for fewer deaths per terawatt-hour than wind, natural gas, and coal.
  • Perceived concerns about nuclear power’s radiation and are misguided and should not slow down the deployment of our largest source of carbon-free energy.

“‘The trouble with talking about nuclear waste is that most people don’t know what it is or what it looks like. Thanks to The Simpsons, many people think nuclear waste is a bright green liquid and stored in leaky oil drums,’ she explained. ‘I find that when people see pictures of nuclear waste and discover that it’s actually solid metal, safe enough to hug [when safely stored] and actually quite boring—it alleviates a lot of their anxieties.'”

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