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Retour sur l’agrégat de leucémies à proximité du site nucléaire de Krümmel (Allemagne) Volume 17, issue 3, May-June 2018



This news is based on the following article: Grosche B, Kaatsch P, Heinzow B, Wichmann HE. The Krümmel (Germany) childhood leukaemia cluster: a review and update. J Radiol Prot 2017 ; 37 : R43–R58. doi : 10.1088/1361-6498/aa8ce9.


The excess of childhood leukemia cases observed near the Krümmel nuclear power plant in Germany has been studied less than two other confirmed clusters near nuclear power plants, in the UK. This article explains the background, reports the investigations made, and updates the knowledge.