Cancers among residents downwind of the Hanford, Washington, plutonium production site.
Let me tell you about how dangerous the leakage is. My sister and brother-in-law lived in Richland, Washington and they both worked for Hanford, he at the plant and she in town. They had four boys. My brother-in law worked in the building that had a leak, by the way. This was 50 yeaars ago.
But that wasn’t the beginning of exposure to radiation for my brother-in-law. During WW II he had fought across the Pacific and was waiting in the Phillipines to invade Japan when they dropped the atom bomb, and two weeks later he was in Nagasaki doing guard duty.
After the war they lived in Longview, Washington and he fished for salmon in the Columbia River, whose water was contaminated by a leak upstream at Hanford. And then of course he got the job at Hanford.
Neither of them got cancer, nor did their 4 boys who are still living. My sister and her husband died of natural causes in their 70s and 80s. Their thyroids didn’t work properly, but that is easily fixed. The little matter of them all glowing in the dark is now being studied