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Title: Environmental pathway models for estimating population health effects from disposal of high-level radioactive waste in geologic repositories. Final report

Abstract

As part of its program to develop environmental standards for disposal of high-level radioactive wastes, the Environmental Protection Agency estimated population health risks for 10,000 years after disposal in mined geologic repositories (EPA85a). This report describes the mathematical models formulated to calculate the environmental risk commitments (ERC's - fatal cancers and serious genetic effects to all generations) that could occur as a result of releases from such repositories. The report also identifies the data chosen to use in these models and presents estimates of the premature fatal cancers caused per unit of radionuclide released to the accessible environment.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Environmental Protection Agency, Montgomery, AL (USA). Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility
OSTI Identifier:
5778787
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 5778787; Legacy ID: TI86901474
Report Number(s):
EPA/520/5-85-026
ON: TI86901474
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE PATHWAY; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; RADIATION HAZARDS; C CODES; DOSE COMMITMENTS; HIGH-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; HUMAN POPULATIONS; NEOPLASMS; R CODES; RISK ASSESSMENT; UNDERGROUND DISPOSAL; COMPUTER CODES; DISEASES; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; MANAGEMENT; MATERIALS; POPULATIONS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTES 054000* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Health & Safety; 052002 -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage; 560161 -- Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology-- Man

Citation Formats

Smith, J.M., Fowler, T.W., and Goldin, A.S. Environmental pathway models for estimating population health effects from disposal of high-level radioactive waste in geologic repositories. Final report. United States: N. p., 1986. Web.
Smith, J.M., Fowler, T.W., & Goldin, A.S. Environmental pathway models for estimating population health effects from disposal of high-level radioactive waste in geologic repositories. Final report. United States.
Smith, J.M., Fowler, T.W., and Goldin, A.S. Thu . "Environmental pathway models for estimating population health effects from disposal of high-level radioactive waste in geologic repositories. Final report". United States. doi:.
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title = {Environmental pathway models for estimating population health effects from disposal of high-level radioactive waste in geologic repositories. Final report},
author = {Smith, J.M. and Fowler, T.W. and Goldin, A.S.},
abstractNote = {As part of its program to develop environmental standards for disposal of high-level radioactive wastes, the Environmental Protection Agency estimated population health risks for 10,000 years after disposal in mined geologic repositories (EPA85a). This report describes the mathematical models formulated to calculate the environmental risk commitments (ERC's - fatal cancers and serious genetic effects to all generations) that could occur as a result of releases from such repositories. The report also identifies the data chosen to use in these models and presents estimates of the premature fatal cancers caused per unit of radionuclide released to the accessible environment.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu May 01 00:00:00 EDT 1986},
month = {Thu May 01 00:00:00 EDT 1986}
}

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