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Friday, April 16, 2010

NRC Requests NAS Study on Cancer Risk From Nukes

NRC ASKS FOR STUDY ON CANCER RISK FOR THOSE LIVING NEAR NUCLEAR PLANTS

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has asked the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to perform a state-of-the-art study on cancer risk for populations surrounding nuclear power facilities. The NRC has accepted an invitation from the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board of the NAS to discuss the request at the board's public meeting on April 26; the meeting agenda will be posted at www.nationalacademies.org/nrsb. The NRC and the NAS will finalize administrative details through the spring so that the study can begin this summer.

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