Study reignites French incinerator health row

NGO demands halt to all new projects following release of study linking the sector to cancer

French environmentalists have called for a halt to construction of any new waste incinerators after a study was published showing higher cancer rates among people who lived close to incineration plants in the 1970s and 1980s.

The government-funded research was published on Thursday by national health institute INVS.  It was described as the largest epidemiological study ever carried out in France on the health impacts of incineration.

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