The National Academy of Sciences will spend more than $1 million for the first phase of a study of cancer near nuclear facilities. The analysis could include parts of Western North Carolina.
A meeting about the study is planned for tonight in Erwin, Tenn., home of Nuclear Fuel Service, which makes fuel for the Navy’s nuclear aircraft carriers and submarines. ...
The [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission] called for the National Academy of Sciences study to replace an outdated 20-year-old survey by the National Cancer Institute that found no risks in living near a nuclear facility. ...Read the full article