Every ten years or so, the nuclear establishment trots out a proposal to offload some of its so-called low-level waste—radioactive metals, concrete, soil, plastics, and other materials—onto the public. In the past, this idea was met with outrage and was stopped. But as the nation’s nuclear garbage pile continues to grow, the pressure to release some of it into commerce—and thus our daily lives—mounts.
Some of our best friends believe that government is always, or almost always bad. If you believe that, perhaps you’d prefer your lunch with a little extra helping of Salmonella.
Here’s some more things to worry about! Fashion articles that can damage your health—or those on your shopping list.