New report finds high rates of cancer near California nuke

CalCoastNews.com reported to today:

A report by the World Business Academy that details negative health trends in the area surrounding the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant in San Luis Obispo County was released Monday.

Stephen W. Hosea, MD, the associate director of Internal Medicine Education at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, concluded after reading the report that those living near Diablo have higher cancer risks.

“The data contained in this report support a remarkable predisposition of persons living within a 15 mile radius of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant to have a significantly increased incidence of various cancers, including thyroid, breast and melanoma,” Hosea said.

“Exposure to radiation is well known to result in an increased risk of developing cancer. Until an alternative plausible explanation is provided, the overwhelmingly logical conclusion must be that the exposure to radiation as a direct consequence of living within a 15 mile radius of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant results in an increased risk of developing cancer.”

Here’s a link to the CalCoastNews story: http://calcoastnews.com/2014/03/high-cancer-rates-near-diablo-canyon-nuclear-plant/

And here’s a link to the World Business Academy press release, which has a link to download the full report: http://worldbusiness.org/nuclear-power-health-impact-study/

 

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About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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One Response to New report finds high rates of cancer near California nuke

  1. Lester says:

    In 5 miles radious of every nuclear plant 30% increase of laukemia (cancer of the bone marrow, blood)

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