Cancer mortality among nuclear utility workers: A feasibility study
The study examines the feasibility of a cancer mortality study among nuclear power plant workers to reduce uncertainty regarding health effects of low-level occupational radiation. The project team surveyed 52 US nuclear utilities to collect information on distribution of worker exposure and length of employment as well as utility record-keeping practices and then calculated the statistical power and precision of the proposed study. On the basis of this information, the team analyzed available options and developed a detailed proposed on design of the main epidemiologic study along with cost projections. Providing guidance for the feasibility study were EPRI's Epidemiologic Study Steering Committee and Technical Advisory Committee. The National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Occupational Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation Among Nuclear Utility Workers provided an independent scientific review of the feasibility study protocol.
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- Resource Type:
- Technical Report
- Research Org:
- Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States); New York Univ., NY (United States). Inst. of Environmental Medicine; Cohen (S.) and Associates, Inc., McLean, VA (United States)
- Sponsoring Org:
- EPRI; Electric Power Research Inst., Palo Alto, CA (United States)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS; PERSONNEL; RADIATION HAZARDS; REACTOR OPERATORS; MORTALITY; DOSE EQUIVALENTS; DOSIMETRY; EPIDEMIOLOGY; FEASIBILITY STUDIES; NEOPLASMS; OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE; PERSONNEL MONITORING; STATISTICAL MODELS; DISEASES; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MONITORING; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; POWER PLANTS; RADIATION MONITORING; THERMAL POWER PLANTS 560101* -- Biomedical Sciences, Applied Studies-- Radiation Effects-- Dosimetry & Monitoring-- (1992-)
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