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End Points for Spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in Russia and the United States

End Points for spent Nuclear Fuel and High-Level Radioactive Waste in Russian and the United States provides an analysis of the management of spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste in Russia and the United States, describing inventories, comparing approaches, ...

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Improving the Scientific Basis for Managing DOE's Excess Nuclear Materials and Spent Nuclear Fuel

The production of nuclear materials for the national defense was an intense, nationwide effort that began with the Manhattan Project and continued throughout the Cold War. Now many of these product materials, by-products, and precursors, such as irradiated nuclear fuels ...

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Status of the Dosimetry for the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (DS86)

The Committee on Dosimetry for the Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF) was set up more than a decade ago at the request of the U.S. Department of Energy. It was charged with monitoring work and experimental results related to the ...

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Health Effects of Exposure to Radon:BEIR VI

Radon progeny--the decay products of radon gas--are a well-recognized cause of lung cancer in miners working underground. When radon was found to be a ubiquitous indoor air pollutant, however, it raised a more widespread alarm for public health.

To develop appropriate ...

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Health Effects of Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing Radiations:Time for Reassessment?

The US Environmotection Agency Office of Radiation and Indoor Air asked the National Research Council to evaluate whether sufficient new data exist to warrant a reassessment of health risks reported in Health Effects of Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing ...

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Effects of Ionizing Radiation:Atomic Bomb Survivors and Their Children (1945-1995)

In the decades since the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, economic and political trends have opened avenues for radiation research while breakthroughs in molecular biology have shed light on radiation's effect on the human body. This volume comprehensively reviews ...

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Research Reactor Aluminum Spent Fuel:Treatment Options for Disposal

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) for management of aluminum spent fuel from foreign and domestic research reactors, much of which is highly enriched in uranium-235. This EIS will assess the need for ...

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Health Risks from Exposure to Low Levels of Ionizing RadiationBEIR VII, Phase I, Letter Report

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A Review of the Radiological Assessments Corporation's Fernald Dose Reconstruction Report

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Review of New York State Low-Level Radioactive Waste Siting Process

This book reviews the efforts of New York state to site a low-level radioactive waste disposal facility. It evaluates the nature, sources, and quality of the data, analyses, and procedures used by the New York State Siting Commission in its ...

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