Committee studying correlation between cancer, nuclear facilities to host public meeting

The National Academy of Sciences committee planning the pilot study analyzing cancer risks in populations near nuclear facilities will host a public meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at the National Academy of Sciences.

The Millstone Power Station in Waterford and the decommissioned Connecticut Yankee plant in Haddam Neck are among seven nuclear facilities nationwide that will be part of the study.

Members of the public that wish to attend the meeting should contact Erin Wingo at (202) 334-3066 or at: crs@nas.edu. Seating is limited.

Members of the public unable to attend may listen to the meeting through a toll-free telephone line or view the presentations via WebEx. Members of the public interested in calling in or viewing the WebEx should contact Wingo by Dec. 9 for instructions.

The study will entail epidemiologic studie of multiple cancer types of populations of all ages and of cancers in children.

The study is sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. It is a continuation of a previous study that was completed in May 2012. The report from that first study can be found here: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13388.

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