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Main Title Environmental pathway models for estimating population health effects from disposal of high-level radioactive waste in geologic repositories /
Author Smith, J. Michael. ; Fowler, T. W. ; Goldin, A. S.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Fowler, Ted W.
Goldin, Abraham S.,
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency. Office of Radiation Programs.; Eastern Environmental Radiation Facility (U.S.); Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA 520-5-85-026
Stock Number PB86-210572
OCLC Number 14064043
Subjects Health risk assessment--United States--Mathematical models. ; Radioactive waste disposal--Risk assessment--United States--Mathematical models. ; Health risk assessment--Mathematical models. ; Radioactive waste disposal--Risk assessment--Mathematical models.
Additional Subjects Environmental health--United States ; Radioactive waste disposal--United States ; Radiation protection ; Neoplasms ; Mathematical models ; Biological radiation effects ; High level radioactive wastes ; Health hazards ; Cancer ; Genetic radiation effects ; Environment protection
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-5-85-026 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/25/2014
EJBD  EPA 520-5-85-026 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/26/2019
ERAM  EPA 520/5-85-026 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2013
NTIS  PB86-210572 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 28 cm
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). The report describes the mathematical models EPA formulated to calculate the environmental risk committments (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 EPA chose to use in these models and presents our estimates of the premature fatal cancers caused per unit of radionuclide released to the accessible environment. These estimates have been used to select the containment requirements in the Agency's final disposal standards (40CFR191).
"EPA 520-5-85-026." "Final report." Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "August 1985"--Title page. "May 1986"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references.