Leukaemia in the vicinity of two tritium-releasing nuclear facilities: a comparison of the Kruemmel Site, Germany, and the Savannah River Site, South Carolina, USA.

@article{Grosche1999LeukaemiaIT,
  title={Leukaemia in the vicinity of two tritium-releasing nuclear facilities: a comparison of the Kruemmel Site, Germany, and the Savannah River Site, South Carolina, USA.},
  author={B. Grosche and Daniel T. Lackland and Lawrence C. Mohr and Joseph B. Dunbar and Joanne Nicholas and W. Burkart and David G Hoel},
  journal={Journal of radiological protection : official journal of the Society for Radiological Protection},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={243-52}
}
In 1991, an increased rate of childhood leukaemia was reported from the small northern German community of Elbmarsch, which is located on the banks of the River Elbe opposite the Kruemmel nuclear power plant. Owing to the fact that the increase occurred six years after the start-up of the plant, radioactive discharges were suspected as being implicated in the development of the cases. Previous investigations have failed to identify any exposure which might be associated with the cluster… CONTINUE READING
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