[ RadSafe ] query

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Mon Dec 17 22:09:52 CST 2007

Dec. 17

         Try this 
link:  http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/nuclear-facilities

         The first paragraph reads:  "A National Cancer Institute (NCI) 
survey published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, March 
20, 1991, showed no general increased risk of death from cancer for people 
living in 107 U.S. counties containing or closely adjacent to 62 nuclear 
facilities. The facilities in the survey had all begun operation before 
1982. Included were 52 commercial nuclear power plants, 9 Department of 
Energy research and weapons plants, and 1 commercial fuel reprocessing 
plant. The survey examined deaths from 16 types of cancer, including 
leukemia. In the counties with nuclear facilities, cancer death rates 
before and after the startup of the facilities were compared with cancer 
rates in 292 similar counties without nuclear facilities (control counties)."

         According to a table at the end of the article, Fort St. Vrain was 
included in the study.

Steven Dapra

At 11:08 AM 12/17/07 -0500, Bernard L. Cohen wrote:
>A local anti-nuke is claiming that extra cancers are occurring around the 
>Fort St. Vrain nuclear power plant. If I remember correctly, that plant 
>never operated. Did it ever even go critical? Info about this would be 
>helpful for responding to his claims.
>Bernard L. Cohen
>Physics Dept., University of Pittsburgh
>Pittsburgh, PA 15260
>Tel: (412)624-9245  Fax: (412)624-9163
>e-mail: blc at pitt.edu  web site: http://www.phyast.pitt.edu/~blc

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