UK funds research to recycle nuclear waste for medical use

The government is backing ten research projects with £4 million in funding to enhance the supply of critical radioactive materials for medical procedures, including cancer treatment

Iraqi minister says gas flaring has increased cancer

The Environment Minister has accepted that flaring in Basra is linked with increases of leukaemia in the region

Gas flaring not accounted for by fossil fuel companies

A new report claims that these firms are releasing 20 million tonnes of GHG emissions each year, without monitoring them

US kids born near fracking sites more at risk of leukaemia, new study finds

Yale scientists believe that fracking can release chemicals that can be associated with the risk of childhood cancer

Surgeons perform ‘carbon-neutral’ cancer operation

It marks a huge milestone for the NHS, as it looks to rollout these procedures across the country

Majority of Europeans want stricter measures on air quality

In a new survey, more than half of 27,000 respondents said households, car manufacturers, energy producers, farmers and public authorities are not doing enough to tackle air pollution

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President Trump: ‘Wind turbines cause cancer’

The US president also said wind turbines could reduce the value of nearby homes by 75%

UK-US nuclear waste deal ‘to help fight cancer’

The UK will ship 700kg of excess nuclear waste to the US in a deal expected to help fight cancer. Prime Minister David Cameron will make the announcement at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington later today. The excess Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) will be transferred from the Dounreay nuclear site on the north coast […]

Post-Fukushima rise in cancer “unlikely” says UN

Japan’s Fukushima nuclear accident is unlikely to result in an increase in cancer among people exposed to radiation. That’s according to a new UN report which found cancer levels are likely to remain stable in the wake of the 11 March 2011 nuclear power accident. The triple blowout of reactors led to the release of […]

Fukushima accident could cause 1,300 cancer deaths

Radiation from the Fukushima nuclear plant could cause as many as 1,300 cancer deaths around the globe. The claim was made by Stanford University researchers who studied the health effects of the Fukushima accident. In addition to the predicted deaths, they also found the nuclear disaster could cause as many as 2,500 cases of cancer. […]