Study re Cancer in Port Hope Resident

> Subject: Article from CNSC, published in the Journal of Radiological Protection

Response to Article re Cancer in Port Hope Population

Re: Cancer in the Port Hope population

I have been asked to comment on a recent article in the Journal of Radiation Protection entitled “An ecological study of cancer incidence in Port Hope, Ontario from 1992-2007” (J. Radiol. Prot. 33(2013)227-242), authored by J. Chen, D. Moir, R. Lane and P. Thompson, staff members of Health Canada and the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission.

Group questions impartiality of nuclear safety watchdog

Group questions impartiality of nuclear safety watchdog
Port Hope, November 30, 2012 -
A group participating in next week’s hearings on Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) request to spend billions to rebuild and extend the life of the Darlington nuclear station has asked Rumina Velshi, a commissioner of Canada’s nuclear safety watchdog, to recuse herself from next week’s deliberations.


There is no safe dose of radiation.

We do not x-ray pregnant women.

Any detectable fallout can kill.

With erratic radiation spikes, major air and water emissions and at least three reactors and waste pools in serious danger at Fukushima, we must prepare for the worst.

When you hear the terms "safe" and "insignificant" in reference to radioactive fallout, ask yourself: "Safe for whom?" "Insignificant to which of us?"

FARE's contributions to Port Hope

March 23, 2011


We are a group of concerned residents of Port Hope who are monitoring the activities of the nuclear industry in our town, applying the lessons we learned in a successful 16-month campaign against the plans of Cameco Corporation to introduce enriched uranium to our community.

Faced with unprecedented scrutiny and questions, Cameco withdrew its license application a month before a Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission hearing.

Our story is one not often told anymore - that ordinary citizens can still make a difference.

Front porch of home in front of Cameco building.

How Do You Build a Nuclear Waste Facility to Last For Millennia?

Nuclear waste: Keep out – for 100,000 years Few architects have to design anything to last more than 100 years, so how do you build a nuclear waste facility to last for millennia? And what sign do you put on the door?

Steve Rose,
Article history

No Safe Dose of Radiation

From: F.A.R.E, Families Against Radioactive Exposure
Port Hope Ontario, Canada

No SAFE Dosage of Radiation

The CNSC stated two years ago that no dose of radioactivity of less than "hundreds of milliSieverts" could be dangerous, but the truth is that doses many times less than that, down to thousands of times less than that, have been shown to increase the risk of cancer.  FARE has repeatedly brought this to CNSC's attention, and attempted to explain that there is no safe dose of radiation; but for two years CNSC has denied the facts and misled the public.

Time for Moratorium on New Reactors

Physicians for Social Responsibility cites medical risks, warns any radiation exposure is unsafe.

Source: Physicians for Social Responsibility


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