United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

T3  Environmental Health Physics: Risk Communication and the Use of Dose Assessment at Operating and Decommissioning Reactor Sites

Operating reactors with small levels of groundwater contamination and sites planning or currently undergoing decommissioning have increased substantially in recent years.  This session will discuss the numerous dose assessment models used to demonstrate that these sites are safe and suitable for release following decommissioning, from a national and international perspective.  Topics to be included are EPA groundwater release criteria and international standards on biota protection used in environmental assessments.  In addition, this session will provide an overview of risk communication techniques necessary to adequately describe these different dose assessment models to stakeholders, including members of the public.




  • Katie Tapp, Health Physicist, Division of Systems Anaysis, RES/NRC tel: 301-251-7520, e-mail: Katherine.Tapp@nrc.gov
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