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Radioactive pollution exposed by low tide in France

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7084.845c (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:845
  1. Alexander Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    An exceptionally low tide off Cherbourg in Brittany has given Greenpeace the chance to show radioactive leakage from the Cogema reprocessing plant at La Hague.

    About 20m of a pipe ejecting waste material 1.6 km out to sea became exposed, and brief testing with a Geiger counter showed high radioactivity. Greenpeace then asked the independent commission of research and information on radiation for …

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