Small-scale US nuclear reactor blamed for spiking cancer rates, casting pall over Russia’s FNPP fetish – Bellona.org

Newspapers and television stations from San Diego, Ohio, Florida, Idaho and other states have charged that former naval personnel who worked on an Antarctic military action called “Operation Deep Freeze” contracted their cancers from working at or near the station during it’s short nine-year operational period.The reactor, a PM-3A 1.75 Megawatt installation that also provided heating and water desalinization, was used to power the McMurdo US Naval Station.The PM-3A reactor operated on uranium-235 fuel of 93 percent enrichment, according to official US Navy documents.

Source: Small-scale US nuclear reactor blamed for spiking cancer rates, casting pall over Russia’s FNPP fetish – Bellona.org