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Kakadu’s higher cancer rates not linked to radiation from Ranger Uranium Mine, report finds – ABC News

In the Kakadu region surrounding the Ranger Uranium Mine, cancer rates are almost double that of other Aboriginal populations in the NT. A six-year investigation…



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A six-year investigation by the Northern Territory Government into an apparent cancer cluster in Aboriginal communities near the Ranger Uranium Mine in Kakadu has found “no evidence that environmental ionizing radiation was responsible for the excess cancers or fetal deaths”.
Key points:

  • Higher cancer rates in the Kakadu region have been confirmed in the report
  • No certain explanation for the higher incidence of cancers was found
  • The report found that “little, if any,” of the higher cancer incidence…

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