The $2 million study announced Tuesday will look at multiple types of cancer in populations around plants in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey and Tennessee and near a uranium fuel producer in Tennessee. It also will specifically examine cancers in children living near the facilities.
The study aims to address public concerns about radiation released by the plants. It's expected to begin in the next three months and could pave the way for a future study of all 65 U.S. nuclear plants.
San Onofre Offline Until 2013: NRC
Dozens of people gathered in Dana Point on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station producing power once again. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012)