Surprise surprise! The UK government is super keen to plonk another cancer factory, the “biggest in Europe”, adjacent to Sellafield and Hey Presto as if by magic, Sellafield is unveiled in its brand new shade of whiter than white.
The headline: “No increased risk of cancer for children living near Sellafield or Dounreay”.
The study funded by the Department of Health found no difference in cancer incidence from 1991 -2006. The report magnanimously acknowledges that there was increased incidence of leukaemia before 1991 but infers that Sellafield has cleaned up its act (despite its crash programme of reprocessing) to such an extent that all is now tickety boo.
And as if this wasn’t enough, the ‘Good News’ message is reinforced by Cancer Research UK (a charity with government ties) “This study is reassuring for anyone who happens to be living near a power plant” says Dr Julie Sharp, Cancer Research UK.
Our friends in the rest of Europe who are abandoning nuclear at a rate of knots because of health, environmental and financial crash risks can only look on in bewilderment at the UK governments continued and it has to be said, accelerating nuclear fanaticism.