Tag Archives: Leukemia

Global report on Fukushima nuclear accident details health risks via World Health Organization

28 February 2013 | GENEVA – A comprehensive assessment by international experts on the health risks associated with the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (NPP) disaster in Japan has concluded that, for the general population inside and outside of Japan, … Continue reading

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Chernobyl study shows need for caution in Fukushima via The Japan Times

A study released Thursday by a U.S. research team links protracted exposure to low-level radiation to a higher risk of leukemia among workers engaged in the cleanup of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and points to the need to protect … Continue reading

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Chernobyl Cleanup Workers Had Significantly Increased Risk of Leukemia via UCSF

Findings May Help Estimate Cancer Risk from Low-Dose Exposures like CT Scans A 20-year study following 110,645 workers who helped clean up after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident in the former Soviet territory of Ukraine shows that the … Continue reading

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PQ confirms it’ll close Gentilly via Montreal Gazette

Quebec’s only nuclear power plant raised fearsafter health anomalies reported in its vicinity Nearly 30 years after it went into operation, it appears the days are numbered for Quebec’s only operating nuclear power plant. A spokesman for the Parti Québécois … Continue reading

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Fukushima’s doses tallied via Nature

Studies indicate minimal health risks from radiation in the aftermath of Japan’s nuclear disaster. Few people will develop cancer as a consequence of being exposed to the radioactive material that spewed from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant last year … Continue reading

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Lynas haunted by ghosts of Fukushima and Bukit Merah, says CEO via The Malaysian Insider

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — Lynas Corporation has insisted that “misinformation” and lingering fears from past radiation disasters were the main catalysts of the opposition against its RM2.5 billion rare earth refinery in Gebeng, Kuantan.But chief executive Nick Curtis lamented … Continue reading

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Study: Child leukemia doubles near nuclear power plants via Fox News.com

The incidence of leukemia is twice as high in children living close to French nuclear power plants as in those living elsewhere in the country, a study by French health and nuclear safety experts has found. But the study, to … Continue reading

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Leukemia claims Tepco worker via The Japan Times

By MINORU MATSUTANI Staff writer A man in his 40s who worked for a week in August at Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s radiation-leaking Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant has died of acute leukemia, but it was not caused by exposure … Continue reading

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