United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

TH33 Radiation Protection

The field of radiation protection has made significant advances in the last few decades, and these advances have various regulatory implications for potential occupational and public exposures. This session will address topics related to radiation protection research, including the results of the NRC sponsored National Academy of Sciences Phase 1 feasibility study on cancer risk in populations living near nuclear facilities. This session will also include information on the effects of the recommendations in International Commission on Radiation Protection Publication 103, "The 2007 Recommendations of the International Commission on Radiological Protection," issued March 2007, on 10 CFR Part 20, "Standards for Protection against Radiation," and the options to revise radiation protection recommendations. It will also cover the NRC's response to the accident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan and the radiation protection program at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), including EPA's activities for updating general radiation protection standards.

SESSION CHAIR:

Stephanie Bush-Goddard, Branch Chief, Division of Systems Analysis, NRC/RES

SPEAKERS/PANELISTS:

SESSION COORDINATOR(S):

Gladys Figueroa, Reactor Systems Engineer, Division of Systems Analysis, NRC/RES, tel: 301-251-7545, e-mail: Gladys.Figueroa@nrc.gov

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