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TitleHealth and Environmental Research: Summary of Accomplishments. Volume 2
Publication DateAugust 1986
Report NumberDOE/ER--0275-Vol.2
Unique IdentifierACC0022
Other NumbersLegacy ID: DE86015386; OSTI ID: 5317989
Research OrgUSDOE Office of Energy Research, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring OrgDOE
KeywordsNuclear Power Plants/Health Hazards; Nuclear Power Plants/Environmental Impacts; Synthetic Fuels/Health Hazards; Synthetic Fuels/Environmental Impacts; Nuclear Medicine/Health Hazards; Nuclear Medicine/Environmental Impacts; US DOE; Research Programs; Risk Assessment
AbstractThis is an account of some of the accomplishments of the health and environmental research program performed in national laboratories, universities, and research institutes. Both direct and indirect societal benefits emerged from the new knowledge provided by the health and environmental research program. In many cases, the private sector took this knowledge and applied it well beyond the mission of supporting the defense and energy needs of the Nation. Industrial and medical applications, for example, have in several instances provided annual savings to society of $100 million or more. The form of this presentation is, in fact, through "snapshots" - examples of significant, tangible accomplishments in each of the areas at certain times to illustrate the role and impact of the research program. The program's worth is not necessarily confined to such accomplishments; it extends, rather, to its ability to identify and help solve potential health and environmental problems before they become critical. This anticipatory mission has been pursued with an approach that combines applied problem solving with a commitment to fundamental research that is long-term and high-risk. The narrative of this research program concludes with a perspective of its past and a prospectus on its future.
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