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A panel of overseers that will supervise a 12-month study of the cancer risks associated with living near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station has been identified, according to the Temecula Patch.

In the works since mid-2012, the study, once launched, will examine populations within 50 kilometers (roughly 30 miles) of seven of the country's 65 nuclear reactor facilities, including San Onofre.

Data will be gathered on airborne and waterborne releases, and a computer model is to be developed evaluating the potential radiation dose effects on the subject populations.

While information on the specific communities to be studied has not been released, areas within the projected radius could range as far as Murrieta or even Menifee in southern Riverside County, and to San Marcos and Encinitas locally.

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Diogenes Oct. 30, 2013 @ 6:36 a.m.

Long overdue study will reveal the inherent dangers of this dangerous technology.

Just wait until the Fukushima radiation gets here from ocean currents.

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CaptD Oct. 30, 2013 @ 1:32 p.m.

I guess all those doing this study will have to be mind readers, since San Onofre is no longer in service, so measuring all their releases will JUST have to depend upon SCE's records, which is just one of the reason that many residents are saying that this study is now flawed before it even began!

Things like this make everyone nervous, except the nuclear industry, since they know how the study will turn out before hand!

Note: You can leave comments on the makeup of those chosen to do the study here: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/CommitteeView.aspx?key=49579

Here is a Study that is already finished about San Onofre:

RADIOACTIVE EMISSIONS AND HEALTH HAZARDS FROM THE SAN ONOFRE NUCLEAR REACTORS IN CALIFORNIA https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BwyDePyHbx1RcVJreFkxbEsyNW8/edit?usp=sharing

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