NRC To Study Cancer Risks Tied To Nuclear Sites

Law360, New York (October 24, 2012, 4:12 PM EDT) -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that it will re-examine whether people who live near a nuclear facility are more likely to develop cancer, the first time such risks have been studied in more than 20 years.

The agency is sponsoring a pilot study that will look at the cancer risk in populations that live near six nuclear reactor sites and one nuclear fuel facility. The study is divided into two parts: an examination of the incidence of several types of cancer among the populations as...
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