Childhood leukemia near nuclear plants

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Numerous studies have indicated that leukemia rates among children increase the closer they live to nuclear power plants. But what explains this? Independent consultant on radioactivity in the environment, Ian Fairlie, who has conducted a meta-analysis of these studies, offers some possible reasons to host, Libbe HaLevy, on this week’s Nuclear Hotseat.

And Linda Pentz Gunter of Beyond Nuclear marks the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons by reminding us that there are still people alive today — even young people — whose health has been horribly affected by atomic testing. One such is Tahitian, Hinamoeura Cross, who is campaigning for compensation and recognition for the victims of French atomic testing in French Polynesia.


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