Friday, January 11, 2008

Nuclear power and cancer

Channel 4 have reported on further evidence on the link between nuclear power and cancer:

"Channel 4 News online exclusive: Leukaemia risk "doubled" for children who live near nuclear power stations - new German research. 'The finding cannot be dismissed' Professor Anthony Thomas, Dept of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto"

The Low Level Radiation Campaign has been researching this for years and their site contains very useful information.

Estimates of the death toll from Chernobyl range up to 500,000 and don't forget that hundreds of UK farms are still affected by the fallout from Chernobyl.

So all that it needed is for our government to back a new generation of nuclear power stations that will not provide energy security and will be too late to reduce our carbon footprint to make a difference.

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