And You Thought Radiation Was a Problem for Nuclear Plants?

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Les usines à charbon émettent aussi des radiations

ALLEMAGNE, Grevenbroich: l’usine de Frimmersdorf est la plus grande usine fonctionnant au charbon en Allemagne. 10 août 2010. AFP PHOTO PATRIK STOLLARZ

A power plant has overexposed its workers to radiation, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is proposing a fine. The plant, though, is not a reactor; it runs on coal.

The commission said on Monday that it was proposing a fine of $24,700 against the Basin Electric Power Cooperative, which exposed 17 workers, six of them above regulatory limits, at a three-unit coal plant in Laramie near Wheatland, Wyo.

New York Times

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