Cancer Risk Phase 1: Schedule and Workplan


The 15-month Phase 1 study will begin on September 1, 2010. The first three months will be used to assemble the expert committee that will be responsible for carrying out the Phase 1 study. The committee will be comprised of 20 members, including up to 2 experts from outside of the United States, with the following collective expertise:

  • Demography/spatial analysis
  • Dosimetry
  • Epidemiology (radiation and general)
  • Health physics
  • Industrial toxicology
  • Medicine/oncology
  • Nuclear engineering (familiarity with nuclear plant operations)
  • Public health
  • Radiobiology
  • Radionuclide fate and transport and modeling (air and water)
  • Risk communication/public communication
  • Social science (environmental justice)
  • Statistics/Biostatistics


The committee will hold 5 meetings to gather information and develop a consensus report with findings and recommendations. This report will be released to the study sponsor and to the public at the conclusion of the Phase 1 study.