There has been a lot of publicity about lead in drinking water in cities across the U.S. since the crisis in Flint, Michigan made headlines. Now a new investigation shows that over half of the drinking water consumed in the U.S. contains radioactive materials.
Issues of nuclear safety and security are so important because nuclear power is based on the use of highly radioactive isotopes that pose a serious threat to public health and the environment. However, some other types of power generation also involve radioactive materials. The sludge produced by coal power plants have radioactive isotopes.
The Trump administration has requested one and a half billion dollars over ten years to create a new national stockpile of U.S.-mined uranium. The budget request was revealed on February 10th of this year in the Administration 2021 budget which asks for one hundred and fifty million dollars. The administration says that supporting U.S.