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Public Health Risks from Nuclear Power

Uranium: Its Uses and Hazards Decay chain; mining and milling process; conversion and enrichment; regulations in the U.S. Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, May 2012

Environmental Damage and Public Health Ricks from Uranium Mining in the American West Uranium mining anywhere poses significant environmental, economic, and social risks. In the high plains, Rocky Mountains, and intermountain West, however, where water resources are already scarce, it is inevitable that water-intensive uranium extraction poses significant risks to the regionís environmental and public health. Natural Resources Defense Council, March 2012

Nuclear Power and Public Health There is a linear dose-response relationship between exposure to ionizing radiation and the development of solid cancers in humans. It is unlikely that there is a threshold below which cancers are not induced. By Peter Karamoskos, nuclear radiologist, in Evatt Journal, December 2011

Short-Term and Long-Term Health Risks of Nuclear-Power-Plant Accidents Mechanisms of exposure; clinical consequences of radiation exposure. New England Journal of Medicine, June 16, 2011
 


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