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Main Title Radiological impact caused by emissions of radionuclides into air in the United States : preliminary report.
CORP Author Office of Radiation Programs, Washington, DC.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Radiation Programs,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 520/7-79-006
Stock Number PB80-122336
OCLC Number 05916970
Subjects Radioactive pollution of the atmosphere. ; Radioisotopes--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Radioactive pollution--United States.
Additional Subjects Radioactive isotopes ; Facilities ; United States ; Air pollution ; Emission ; Public health ; Assessments ; Radiation pollution ; Environmental health
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 520-7-79-006 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 08/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-122336 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/04/2019
Collation ca. 500 p. in various pagings : ill., map ; 28 cm.
The report presents a preliminary analysis of the radiological impact caused by emissions of radionuclides into air from major source categories in the United States. Assessments were made on source categories which were divided into four major groups: (1) facilities licensed by the NRC or States under agreement with NRC; (2) facilities operated and regulated under the direction of DOE; (3) facilities emitting naturally occurring radioactive materials; and (4) other minor sources of emissions. For each source category, a model facility was selected and for this model facility an estimate was made of the amount of radionuclides released into air, the radiation dose to individuals of the whole population, the lifetime risk to individuals, and number of fatal cancers in the exposed population per year of facility operation. Section 122 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977 (Public Law 95-95) directed the Administrator of EPA to review all relevant information and determine whether emissions of radioactive pollutants into ambient air will cause air pollution which could endanger public health. The assessment was made to support this determination.
Cover title. "August 1979." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 520/7-79-006."