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One of the most disturbing studies on the real health effects of nuclear power on exposed populations has been published, and it indicates that this archaic form of power creation is causing cancers in our most vulnerable populations: children.
A few years back a study was published that child Leukemia doubles near nuclear power plants in France, yet most folks were blasé about the frightening facts. Even Reuters and national news covered it (as is the source for the link above) though people living near nuclear plants with children (with whom I talked) seemed mildly concerned, if at all. I have numerous cousins who have had child leukemia and you guessed it, all lived near a nuclear facility. Granted that's anecdotal but the published studies are not.
The Evidence: Causing Child Leukemia
Now evidence has been published that (big surprise) it's not just in France. Nuclear plants are a likely cause of childhood leukemia with every nuclear power plant around the world when radioactive spikes occur.
The Ecologist's says:
"When nuclear reactors are refueled, a 12-hour spike in radioactive emissions exposes local people to levels of radioactivity up to 500 times greater than during normal operation, writes Dr. Ian Fairlie. The spikes may explain infant leukemia increases near nuclear plants – but operators provide no warnings and take no measures to reduce exposure."
The article goes as far as to say that Nuclear operators should inform locals when they intend to open up their reactors and only do so at night when their winds are going out to sea. But this isn't happening.
I was honored to be listed as sharing a story with Sayer Ji at GreenMedInfo.com which he did on the Turkey Point facility here in Florida where they were literally in hot water.
From the GreenMedInfo article:
"The most concerning evidence was raised by Erin Elizabeth, founder of HealthNutNews, who reported and documented last week that the closest radiation monitor to the Turkey Point station was the highest in the country at 100, which is close to ALERT level – the highest parameter on the scale of concern (as per the only publicly supported, independent real-time radiation monitoring site RadiationNetwork.com). This data would indicate some radioactive source above and beyond background radiation is responsible."