Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations Near Nuclear Facilities: Meeting 1Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board
End: February 25, 2011
2430 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington DC 20037
At the request of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC), the National Academy of Sciences is carrying out an assessment of cancer risks in populations living near USNRC-licensed nuclear facilities. This assessment will be carried out in two consecutive phases. This Phase 1 scoping study will identify scientifically sound approaches for carrying out an epidemiological study of cancer risks. The result of this Phase 1 study will be used to inform the design of the cancer risk assessment, which will be carried out in a future Phase 2 study.
This was the first meeting of the committee.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's request to the National Academy of Sciences to Perform the Study, "Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations Near Nuclear Facilities - Phase 1 Feasibility Study"
Brian Sheron, Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research; Terry Brock, Senior Program Manager, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research