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Corporate Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations near Nuclear Facilities--Phase 1.

Title Analysis of cancer risks in populations near nuclear facilities : phase 1 / Committee on the Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations near Nuclear Facilities--Phase 1, Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, Division of Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2012]


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 412 pages) : illustrations (some color)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction -- Effluent releases from nuclear power plants and fuel-cycle facilities -- Radiation dose assessment -- Epidemiologic studies -- Risk communication and public engagement -- Radiation as a carcinogen -- Biographical sketches of committee and staff -- Presentations and visits -- Origin of radioactivity in nuclear plants -- Origin of radioactivity in fuel-cycle facilities -- Regulation of effluent releases -- Radiological effluent technical specifications (RETS) -- Radiological environmental monitoring program (REMP) -- Radiation dose assessment -- Modeling incidence and mortality data in an ecologic study -- Letter template to state cancer registries -- Letter template to state vital statistics offices -- Letter template to departments of public health -- Glossary -- Acronyms.
Summary "In the late 1980s, the National Cancer Institute initiated an investigation of cancer risks in populations near 52 commercial nuclear power plants and 10 Department of Energy nuclear facilities (including research and nuclear weapons production facilities and one reprocessing plant) in the United States. The results of the NCI investigation were used a primary resource for communicating with the public about the cancer risks near the nuclear facilities. However, this study is now over 20 years old. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission requested that the National Academy of Sciences provide an updated assessment of cancer risks in populations near USNRC-licensed nuclear facilities that utilize or process uranium for the production of electricity. Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations near Nuclear Facilities: Phase 1 focuses on identifying scientifically sound approaches for carrying out an assessment of cancer risks associated with living near a nuclear facility, judgments about the strengths and weaknesses of various statistical power, ability to assess potential confounding factors, possible biases, and required effort. The results from this Phase 1 study will be used to inform the design of cancer risk assessment, which will be carried out in Phase 2. This report is beneficial for the general public, communities near nuclear facilities, stakeholders, healthcare providers, policy makers, state and local officials, community leaders, and the media"--Publisher's description.
Subject Radiation carcinogenesis -- United States.
Nuclear facilities -- Health aspects -- United States -- Statistics.
Cancer -- Risk factors.
Cancer -- Etiology.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
MEDICAL -- Oncology.
Cancer -- Etiology. (OCoLC)fst00845361
Cancer -- Risk factors. (OCoLC)fst00845514
Nuclear facilities -- Health aspects. (OCoLC)fst01040129
Radiation carcinogenesis. (OCoLC)fst01086911
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced -- epidemiology -- United States.
Power Plants -- United States.
Environmental Exposure -- adverse effects -- United States.
Nuclear Energy -- United States.
Risk Assessment -- United States.
Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced -- epidemiology.
Power Plants.
Environmental Exposure -- adverse effects.
Nuclear Energy.
Risk Assessment.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Statistics. (OCoLC)fst01423727
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations near Nuclear Facilities--Phase I. Analysis of cancer risks in populations near nuclear facilities. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, ©2012 0309255716 (OCoLC)784035091
ISBN 0309255724 (electronic bk.)
9780309255721 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000050015272
AU@ 000051425543
DEBBG BV042795076
DEBBG BV044052114
DEBSZ 42139918X
GBVCP 804045887
NZ1 15024485

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