||Environmental Pathway Models for Estimating Population Health Effects from Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste In Geologic Repositories. Final Report.
Smith, J. M. ;
Fowler, T. W. ;
Goldin, A. S. ;
||Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC.
Radiation protection ;
Mathematical models ;
Biological radiation effects ;
Radioactive waste disposal ;
High level radioactive wastes ;
Health hazards ;
Genetic radiation effects ;
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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).