Why is nuclear waste said to be an extremely potent pollutant?

Asked by Topperlearning User | 16th Jun, 2014, 01:35: PM

Expert Answer:

The radiations emitted by nuclear waste are dangerous to organisms as they can cause mutations at a high rate. At high doses, nuclear radiation is lethal, but at lower doses, it creates various disorders such as cancer. Therefore, nuclear waste is said to be an extremely potent pollutant. 

Answered by  | 16th Jun, 2014, 03:35: PM