Research and analysis

Childhood leukaemia incidence around UK nuclear power plants

COMARE’s 14th report: review of the risk of childhood cancer near UK nuclear power plants from 1969 to 2004.


COMARE 14th report


The aim of this report by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE) is to undertake a further review of the incidence of childhood leukaemia in the vicinity of nuclear power plants (NPPs) in Great Britain, with particular reference to recent publications, including the German ‘Kinderkrebs in der Umgebung von Kernkraftwerken’ study and studies from other countries (for example France and Finland), and in relation to the conclusions in the tenth and eleventh COMARE reports. This review considers England, Scotland and Wales, because there are no NPPS in Northern Ireland.

Published 6 May 2011