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Australian news, and some related international items

USA’s Delaware region’s population at risk from nuclear power growth

they [Nuclear Regulatory Commission]  have acknowledged in public documents that it is “virtually certain” that radiation exposures will occur more than 150 miles from big reactors in a serious accident……………

(USA) Nuclear growth puts region at risk The Daily Times, By Jeff Montgomery • July 11, 2010 P ort Penn resident Julie L. Harrington is surrounded by nuclear reactors. So is Dae Y. Kwak in Hockessin and Carl Cook in Middletown.In fact, no region in America has so many people living within the overlapping, 50-mile planning areas of so many nuclear power reactors as northern Delaware and nearby areas in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland, according to a review of nuclear sites and Census Bureau statistics by The News Journal……

…..NRC officials describe the risk from a nuclear accident as only a “small fraction” compared with threats from all other hazards to the public. But they also have acknowledged in public documents that it is “virtually certain” that radiation exposures will occur more than 150 miles from big reactors in a serious accident……………

Nuclear growth puts region at risk | delmarvanow.com | The Daily Times

July 12, 2010 - Posted by | uranium | , , , ,

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