Nuclear Regulatory Commission Halts Work on Study Examining Nuclear Power Plants’ Cancer Risks
Last week, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that it will stop work on a nationwide study intended to examine the potential cancer risks of living near a nuclear power plant. NRC officials said the study, which had already cost $1.5 million over five years, would take too long and be too costly. The study would have included the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, and officials in the area say they are disappointed that locals will not be made aware of the health risks.
- "NRC Cancels Health Study Around Nuclear Plants, Including San Onofre" (Sforza, Orange County Register, 9/11).