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 I want to add my two cents about the re-licensing of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. I know I have to keep it brief, so here goes: There have been 200 near misses to meltdowns at U.S. nuclear electricity generating plants since the Chernobyl disaster (see greenpeace.org/usa/press-center/reports4/an-american-chernobyl-nuclear). Two major recent studies indicate a relationship between proximity to nuke plants and cancer (see news-medical.net/news/2007/07/20/27840.aspx; ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18082395; and ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2757021).

 Nuke plants routinely release radiation that causes cancers (see reirs.com/effluent; hps.org/publicinformation/ate/q3710.html; and nirs.org/factsheets/routineradioactivereleases.htm). According to the National Academy of Science, even low doses of radiation have adverse health effects (see nas.edu/gateway/foundations/jul05.html#2560).

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