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The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has started the initial planning step of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission-sponsored pilot study of cancer risks in populations around six U.S. nuclear power plants and a nuclear fuel-cycle facility. The NRC is asking the Academy to carry out this pilot to help the agency determine whether to extend the study to additional U.S. reactors and fuel-cycle facilities.

Date: Tuesday, 24 September 2013
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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has completed a study on populations living near Ontario's three nuclear power plants (NPPs). No evidence was found of childhood leukemia clusters in the communities within 25 km of the Pickering, Darlington and Bruce NPPs.

Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2013
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The United Nations is to adopt advice on radiation that clarifies what can be said about its health effects on individuals and large populations. A preliminary report has also found no observable health effects from last year's nuclear accident in Fukushima.  

Date: Monday, 10 December 2012
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The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is seeking nominations for membership on the “Committee on the Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations near Nuclear Facilities: Phase 1,” part of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission-sponsored, state-of-the-art study.

Date: Friday, 03 September 2010
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