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Near German nuclear waste dump – higher cancer rates

Higher rates of cancer found in area near dilapidated nuclear waste dump  Deutsche Welle | 26.11.2010 by Matt Zuvela, Holly Fox The Lower Saxony government has said those living near a dilapidated nuclear waste storage facility have higher rates of cancer. Men have twice the rate of leukemia and women have three times the rate of thyroid cancer.
Newly published figures from the Lower Saxony state cancer registry show that in the area around Asse, the site of a controversial nuclear waste dump near Wolffenbuettel, some cancer rates are higher than normal.

Between 2002 and 2009 there were 12 cases of leukemia in the greater Asse region. The area had twice the rate expected for men. While there was no significant increase in leukemia for women, their rate of thyroid cancer was three times as high as normal…….

Higher rates of cancer found in area near dilapidated nuclear waste dump | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 26.11.2010

November 26, 2010 - Posted by | Germany, health | , , , ,

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