Learning and Teaching for Mathematical Literacy

Supporting materials – 5J

Do coal-fired power stations produce radioactive waste?

Scientific American

Scientific American article on the radioctivity of ash from coal fired power stations.

Link provided for reference - Linked article © Scientific American

See also: McBride, J. P., Moore, R. E., Witherspoon, J. P., & Blanco, R. E. (1978). Radiological Impact of Airborne Effluents of Coal and Nuclear Plants: Radiation doses from airborne effluents of a coal-fired plant may be greater than those from a nuclear plant. Science, 202(4372), 1045-1050.

Supporting material for the book Learning and Teaching for Mathematical Literacy by Hugh Burkhardt, Daniel Pead and Kaye Stacey (ISBN 9781032301174).

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