1. No increased risk of cancer near Sellafield or Dounreay in recent years

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    Children, teenagers and young adults living near Sellafield or Dounreay since the 1990s are not at an increased risk of developing cancer according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer today* (Wednesday).

    "This study found that children, teenagers and young adults living close to Sellafield and Dounreay are no longer at an increased risk of developing cancer." - Kathryn Bunch, lead author

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    1. There has been a lot of concern that nuclear power stations could increase the risk of cancer, particularly leukaemia. This study is reassuring for anyone who happens to be living near a power plant, as it shows no increased risk among children, teenagers or young adults in recent years.
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