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. […]