A “13-year federal study” has concluded that the Savannah River Site was not a significant source of cancer-causing pollution during most of the years it was active as a nuclear power plant. This news has been heralded by C.M. Wood of the CDC. Arjun Makhijani, “an atomic engineer and a critic of federal nuclear sites”, is dubious, but he has not yet read the report.
This is good news for President Bush, as he is eager for the US to build more nuclear power plants. I’m still kind of wary of the whole idea, myself.