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"It happened all in less than a year's time. Upwards of 14 children were diagnosed in the mid '80's. Several children died".
"The cancer cluster peaked in the early 1990's. County, state and federal health departments investigated. Air, water, soil and even indoor dust were all tested. The conclusion was that none had unusual levels leading to cancer"
"McFarland is home to the West's best known cancer cluster" "Mysterious Cancer Clusters Leave Anxiety in 3 Towns" "the killer is not a man but a disease, one that struck with a vengeance for reasons that California's brightest scientists cannot explain"
Democratic U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer testified before a Senate committee on July 25, 2000: “When I learned that the Corps had disposed of 2,200 tons of radioactive waste at an unlicensed hazardous waste facility in Buttonwillow, California, I was shocked. The facility sits atop aquifers that supply water to the Central Valley of California.”Since the Manhattan Project controversy, the facility’s permit has been tightened. Yet the landfill’s current permit states that it may accept naturally occurring radioactive materials at low concentrations.
The government is poised to allow nuclear power generators to use ordinary landfill sites for dumping "hundreds of thousands of tons" of waste in an attempt to reduce the £73bn cost of decommissioning old reactors.
The move has triggered a swath of applications around the country from big corporations trying to cash in on this potential new business, but infuriated local councils and campaign groups.
The issue of waste is critical to the government as the stockpile is potentially much greater than previously thought and ministers are keen to encourage the power industry to build a new generation of reactors. Actions being considered by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)