Here's an interresting poll for you all. The government has decided to build a power plant nextdoor. You have no way to convince them to put it elsewhere (just assume you drew the short straw). You also don't have the means to move away for at least 10 years. They do give you the choice what type of power plant they build, however. Your options are a coal burning plant or a nuclear plant. Which one would you pick? This question came up in one of my classes when discussing probabilities. The entire class (all engineers) had the same answer. I'm curious to find what a broader range of people would pick.