Cancer report on nuclear areas

Young children who live near nuclear power plants do not have a greater risk of developing childhood leukaemia according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer today.

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"We find no evidence that there is a risk to children who live near a nuclear power plant"

Children living near nuclear power plants like Sellafield are not at greater risk of contracting leukaemia according to research in the British Journal of Cancer.

There have been suggestions of a link for the last thirty years.

Researchers studied 10,000 leukaemia cases over 40 years across the UK and found there was no apparent link with nearby nuclear sites.

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