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Presentations and Visits

Washington, DC, February 24, 2011

  • 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

Chicago, IL, April 18, 2011

  • U.S. NRC’s program for keeping nuclear power plant offsite doses as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA), Steven Schaffer, senior health physicist, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research; Richard Conatser, health physicist, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
  • Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program at Exelon Nuclear, Willie Harris, director, Radiation Protection, Exelon nuclear; Ronald Chrzanowski, Corporate Chemistry Manager, Exelon Nuclear
  • Health concerns and data around the Illinois nuclear power plants, Joseph Sauer, M.D., practicing physician, Indiana
  • The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), Betsy Kohler, executive director, NAACCR
  • Childhood cancer: current knowledge and challenges in studying risk factors, Julie Ross, professor and director of the Division of Pediatric Epidemiology & Clinical Research, University of Minnesota


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C Presentations and Visits Washington, DC, February 24, 2011 • 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 Re- search; Terry Brock, Senior Program Manager, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research Chicago, IL, April 18, 2011 • U.S. NRC’s program for keeping nuclear power plant offsite doses as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA), Steven Schaffer, senior health physicist, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research; Richard Conatser, health physicist, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research • Radiological Environmental Monitoring Program at Exelon Nu- clear, Willie Harris, director, Radiation Protection, Exelon nu- clear; Ronald Chrzanowski, Corporate Chemistry Manager, Exelon Nuclear • Health concerns and data around the Illinois nuclear power plants, Joseph Sauer, M.D., practicing physician, Indiana • The North American Association of Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR), Betsy Kohler, executive director, NAACCR • Childhood cancer: current knowledge and challenges in studying risk factors, Julie Ross, professor and director of the Division of Pe- diatric Epidemiology & Clinical Research, University of Minnesota 343

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344 APPENDIX C • Low-dose environmental radiation and cancer risk: Study design and methods considerations, Martha Linet, chief and senior inves- tigator, Radiation Epidemiology Branch, National Cancer Institute Atlanta, GA, May 23, 2011 • Uranium Recovery Regulations and Operations, Elise Striz, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (presentation pre- pared by: Randolph Von Till, Office of Federal and State Materials and Environmental Management Programs, U.S. Nuclear Regula- tory Commission) • Fuel-Cycle Facilities, John Pelchat, Region II, U.S. Nuclear Regu- latory Commission; Gregory Chapman, project manager, Nuclear Regulatory Commission • ATSDR’s approach to site assessment and epidemiologic con- siderations for multisite studies, Steve Dearwent, Epidemiolo- gist, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • Dose reconstruction in the epidemiologic study of the possible effect of ionizing radiation deriving from the operation of Span- ish nuclear power plants and fuel-cycle facilities, Lucila Ramos, Deputy Director for Environmental Radiation Protection, Nuclear Safety Council (CSN), Spain • Exposure to ionizing radiations arising from the operation of nuclear installations and its possible relationship with cancer mor- tality in Spain, Gonzalo López-Abente, National Center for Epide- miology, Carlos III Institute of Health, Spain • Cancer risks near nuclear facilities: The importance of research design and explicit study hypotheses (round table discussion), Steve Wing, Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill • Challenges for the historical dose reconstruction of U.S. nuclear power plants (round table discussion), John Till, President, Risk Assessment Corporation • Modeling for Environmental Radiation Dose Reconstruction, Bruce Napier, Staff Scientist, Energy and Environment Division, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory • Designing large-scale case-control studies, Dana Flanders, Profes- sor, Department of Environmental Health Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University • Overview of the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR),

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345 APPENDIX C Christie Eheman, Chief, Cancer Surveillance Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • Overview of the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registry, Kevin Ward, Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University (on behalf of Brenda Edwards, Associate Director, Surveillance Research Pro- gram, National Cancer Institute) • The Georgia Cancer Registry—A state’s perspective, Kevin Ward, Georgia Center for Cancer Statistics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University • The Georgia State’s response to public concerns (round table discussion), Franklin Sanchez, Program Consultant, Environmen- tal Health Branch, Georgia Department of Community Health, Chrissy McNamara, Epidemiologist, Georgia Comprehensive Can- cer Registry Irvine, CA, July 21, 2011 • Childhood cancer and nuclear power plants in Switzerland: Na- tional cohort study, Matthias Egger, Director, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Switzerland • Technical considerations for NAS Proposed Study of Cancer Risks in Populations Living Near Nuclear Facilities, Antone Brooks, Washington State University Tri-cities (retired professor); Helen Grogan, Cascade Scientific, Inc; David Hoel, Medical University of South Carolina; Phung Tran, Electric Power Research Institute; Bill Wendland, CN Associates • Protocol for an analysis of cancer risk in populations living near nuclear-power facilities, 2009, Donna Cragle, Vice President and Director, Occupational Exposure and Worker Health, Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education • States’ environmental monitoring at nuclear power plants, Alice Rogers, Chair, Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (Texas Department of State Health Services) Washington, DC, October 20, 2011 • Studies of health effects near Massachusetts nuclear power stations, Richard Clapp, Professor Emeritus, Boston University School of Public Health and Adjunct Professor, University of Massachusetts, Lowell • Nuclear Regulatory Commission and stakeholder interactions, Scott Burnell, Public Affairs Officer, Office of Public Affairs, U.S.

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346 APPENDIX C Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Lance J Rakovan, Senior Com- munications Specialist, Office of the Executive Director for Opera- tions, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission • Radiation risk communications: Challenges and opportunities, Tony Nesky, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Radiation Protection Division • Next steps for the Analysis of Cancer Risk in Populations Near Nuclear Facilities Study, Terry Brock, Senior Program Manager, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission SITE VISITS • April 20, 2011: Visit to Dresden Generating Station (Grundy County, Illinois) • July 19, 2011: Visit to San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (San Diego County, California) • October 13, 2011: Visit to Nuclear Fuel Services Erwin nuclear fuel plant (Erwin, Tennessee)