Cancer clusters at nuclear sites 'not linked to radiation'
An investigation into clusters of cancer cases around Sellafield and Dounreay nuclear sites has found they were very unlikely to have been caused by radiation exposure.
A report from the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (Comare) said the clusters had gone.
It also found no evidence of a spike in thyroid cancers following the Windscale reactor fire in 1957.
The committee said rural population mixing may have been a factor.
Comare - an expert Department of Health committee - now wants more research to be carried out into the role that infection plays in the... read more
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