Workbook pitches nuclear power

Information going out to Albertans says nuclear power is cheaper than coal and suggests living near coal-fired power plants exposes people to 10 times more radiation than from a reactor.

Information going out to Albertans says nuclear power is cheaper than coal and suggests living near coal-fired power plants exposes people to 10 times more radiation than from a reactor.

The statements are part of a government workbook and questionnaire being used to help determine whether to allow nuclear reactors to be built in Alberta.

Energy Minister Mel Knight says the government is presenting Albertans with facts to help them make an informed decision.

The workbook says Alberta gets about two-thirds of its power from coal. It also states coal releases more carbon dioxide than other fuels.

The workbook does mention that there are no permanent storage facilities for nuclear waste in Canada.

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