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Long-term low-dose radiation exposure may increase leukemia risk via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – In a long-term study of more than 300,000 workers in France, the U.S. and the U.K., those with many years of exposure to low doses of radiation had an increased risk of dying from leukemia. Medical workers … Continue reading

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Radioactive fracking debris triggers worries at dump sites via TribLive

When a garbage truck from a shale gas well set off radiation detectors at a South Huntingdon landfill on April 19, it drew attention from township officials. But they aren’t the only ones watching what’s become a growing issue all … Continue reading

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Texas lawmakers want to increase nuclear waste dump capacity via OA online

AUSTIN Rep. Drew Darby (R-San Angelo) introduced a bill Tuesday that would increase the limit of nonparty radioactive waste allowed in the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact waste disposal facility in Andrews County. […] Currently, 70 percent of the … Continue reading

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A Rebuttal to the January 11, 2013 Article by James Conca, “Like We’ve Been Saying — Radiation is Not A Big Deal,” Posted on Forbes Website via Fukushima Voice

In the January 11th Forbes article titled “Like We’ve Been Saying–Radiation Is Not A Big Deal,” the author, James Conca, claims that “the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) has finally admitted that we can’t … 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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