U.S. nuclear strike chief seeks cancer review of launch officers


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..affects an estimated 19 out of every 100,000 people in the U.S. annually, is a blood cancer that uses the body’s infection-fighting lymph system to spread.

For comparison, only about 3,300 troops are based at Malmstrom at a time,

Comparatively very high incidence indeed at at least 9 cases so far

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Compensation payments for sitting on nukes.

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It’s probably not the bombs but chemicals of some kind. The launch capsules are sealed…..their air handling systems may be contaminated with something. If it was the bombs it wouldn’t be the launch crews, they aren’t near them as much as maintenance people who visit multiple missiles a day.

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Something must be causing these cancers, but what? I hope they find out soon, and fix the problem.

The suggestion that the problem is contamination with chemical exposure, rather than radiation exposure, would seem to make sense. A careful examination is called for.

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