Radioisotope Information Center
Peer-reviewed studies/Government research:
Canadian government "deregulates" nuclear industry: Allowable tritium releases to water/air (up to 4,300 and 810 PBq/yr, respectively (Note: 8.6 MB document)) from various Canadian nuclear power plants. See resulting health impacts attributed to tritium near Canadian nuclear plants:
Yakima Washington: A "new" birth defect cluster is unfolding in areas surrounding the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. These birth defects correlate with ionizing radiation and proximity to hazardous waste, yet the press to date, has not mentioned that:
Three Mile Island nuclear accident (1979): Radiation dose after meltdown correlates with cancer
Euorpean Journal of Cancer Care: Increase in childhood leukaemia near nuclear facilities
Oak Ridge National Laboratory:
American Cancer Society: Marshal Islands Nuclear Test Site cancer incidence rates alarming
Sellafield nuclear installation:
British Medical Journal: Seascale has excess leukaemia and non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Radiation Research: Semipalatinsk (Soviet) nuclear test site - excess solid cancers
Duetsches Arzteblatt International: Risk of leukemia correlates with proximity to nuclear power plants in Germany
European Journal of Cancer: Increased risk for childhood cancer under five years when living near nuclear power plants in Germany
British Medical Journal: Leukaemia correlates with visting beach and consuming local fish and shellfish near La Hague nuclear reprocessing plant in France
U.S. Government: Enewetak Atoll, Operation GREENHOUSE nuclear weapon atmospheric test; dose for residents of Enewetak Atoll: 2.57 rem to 3.10 rem; resulting health risk: 1.7 cancers per 1,000 residents per ICRP.
U.S. Department of Defense: Search for Human Radiation Experiment records
Ukrainian National Cormnission on Radiation Protection: Between 1986 and 2004, cancer caused by Chernobyl radiation killed 985,000 people worldwide. Translated and published in English by New York Academy of Sciences.
U.S. Defense Atomic Support Agency: Biological effects of nuclear radiation on the monkey: Quantify long-term effects of atmospheric nuclear weapons tests including cataract production, bone-marrow change, shortening of life span, carcinogenesis, lesions, death. Data for comparison with known human effects.
U.S. Defense Nuclear Agency: Expse 2,000 DOD personnel to radiation from aboveground nuclear weapons tests in Nevada (6 MB file). 12 people were overexposured, to 3.9 to 17 roetegens (i.e., rem), for cancer risks between 2.1 and 9.3 people per 1,000 exposed, while 42 people were exposured, to 2.0 to 3.9 roetegens (i.e., rem), for cancer risks between 1 and 2 people per 1,000 exposed (See Pages 67 to 69), and ICRP risk estimates.
Journal of the American Medical Association: 109 additional cancers among 4,125 Mormon families, resulted from atmospheric nuclear weapon tests at the Nevada Test Site.
Montana State University, 1978 study for U.S. EPA: "Mercury, aresenic, and radioactive cesium may reach hazardous concentrations in edible tissues of fishes and shellfishes". (View entire study via google search on title, formatting incompatibility prevents direct link from this website)
National Cancer Institute: Ionizing radiation is a carcinogen, even at low doses... Cancer patients near nuclear power plants should be relocated immediately if an accident occurs.
In the news: Problematic nuclear facilities
Fukushima spent fuel pool: Australia TV news account: Japanese officials describe the potential for a cesium release involving the evacuation of Tokyo
IEEE Spectrum: Toughest demolition project ever: "The ruin is a constant reminder of technological and managerial failure on the grand scale"
Breaking News - Carlsbad Waste Isolation Pilot Plant: High level nuclear waste recently caught fire in an underground nuclear waste dump, releasing plutonium. 13 employees have been poisoned to date: Veterans Today: Military and Foreign Affairs Journal
Vermont Yankee nuclear plant: Connecticut River tests positive for tritium leaks
Pilgrim Nuclear Station: Leukemia spikes among residents within 4 miles of Pilgrim in high emissions years
Bruce Nuclear Generating Station: Possible alpha radiation exposure during plant refurbishment
Sellafield radionuclides: In salmon and lobster
Palisades Nuclear Power Plant: Leaking backup cooling system shuts down one of the four worst-run US nuclear power plants
Russian Navy spent nuclear fuel: Half of spent fuel remains in temporary storage which is not suitable for long term storage.
Arkansas Nuclear One: One dead, three hurt in Arkansas nuclear plant turbine handling accident
Fukushima hero: Masao Yoshida, plant manager who stayed with Fukushima to lead early earthquake mitigation efforts, died at age 58 of throat cancer (which was likely not caused by the meltdown, according to his employer). Yoshida's selfless leadership likely prevented a much larger accident, evacuation of Tokyo, and increased radiologic consequences for Alaskans
Indian Point reactor: Review Indian Point's radiation releases, vulnerability to seismic hazards, a call by New York's governor to retire Indian Point, and "kid glove response" from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Also review the potential radiological consequences of a Fukushima-scale accident near New York City (6 MB document).
Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories: During the first Chalk River nuclear accident in December 1952, a four-ton reactor lid was blown off, releasing radioactive water. The nuclear accident ended with a hydrogen-oxygen explosion in the calandria tubes of the reactor. Description of contamination and cleanup plans.
Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories: The second Chalk River nuclear accident in May 1958 involved a uranium fire. Official accounts claim nobody was injured. However Bjarnie Paulson who worked on the cleanup eventually won a disability pension for skin cancer attributed to his Chalk River cleanup efforts.