THE EXPOSURE of European Union citizens to man-made radiation increased by about 76 per cent between 1987 and 1996, a new European Commission report has claimed, citing discharges from reprocessing plants in Britain (Sellafield) and Normandy, France, (Cap de la Hague) as the "most important" sources of this pollution increase.

Its conclusions focus especially on "the increase in atmospheric discharges" of 14C radiocarbons and 129I type radiation from Cap de la Hague, which increase fourfold and threefold respectively between these ...

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