The Scientific American has an interesting article: “Coal Ash Is More Radioactive Than Nuclear Waste“. Coal is known to kill thousands of people a year. Workers die in coal mines and many people die and get sick from air pollution. But few people are aware that coal produces a lot more radioactive contamination than even nuclear energy. Time to finally stop coal.
If you intend to switch your energy provider, also have a look at this article I wrote some time ago: Your Green Electricity is not as Green as You Might Think that goes into detail on how to avoid ‘fake’ green electricity providers.