FEDERAL STUDY SUGGESTS NORMAL RATES OF CANCER AMONG URANIUM WORKERS

Mar 15, 2013

By Michael Kramer

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A new federal study suggests that the incidence  of cancer among uranium processing workers in Port Hope is no higher than in the general population.

The town east of Toronto, has had a radium and uranium refinery and processing plant since 1932.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission says overall,  people who work there have a lower mortality and cancer incidence, compared with the general Canadian population .

Port Hope is known for having the largest volume of low-level radioactive waste in Canada.

Efforts are underway to remove radioactive soil from the town and to track health outcomes of workers.

 

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