By Jim Snyder - 04/07/10 07:01 PM EDT
Markey also questioned the use of county-wide data to reach a conclusion. The lack of precision may dilute the health impact on the communities that live closest to a reactor, Markey wrote in his 2005 letter.
“We need to ensure that this new study examines rates of cancer incidence, utilizes relevant data, and is conducted independently,” Markey said in a release on Wednesday.
Markey had written a letter in December 2009 to the NRC urging it to request the National Academy of Sciences to perform a cancer study.