National Academy of Sciences' Pilot Planning Study of Cancer Risks in Populations Near Seven Nuclear Facilities, (12/11/13)

Dear Interested Parties:

The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Committee tasked with planning the pilot study of Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations near Nuclear Facilities is scheduled to hold a public meeting at 2-4 PM on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at the National Academy of Sciences Building located at 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW (Room 125). A draft agenda for the public meeting is attached.

Members of the public that wish to attend the meeting should contact Erin Wingo at 202 334 3066 or crs@nas.edu. Members of the press who wish to attend the meeting should contact Lauren Rugani at 202 334 3593 or LRugani@nas.edu. Seating is limited.

Members of the public and press unable to attend may listen to the meeting through a toll-free telephone line or view the presentations via WebEx. Members of the public interested in calling in or viewing the WebEx should contact Erin Wingo at 202 334 3066 or crs@nas.edu by December 9 for instructions.

Study at a Glance

NAS will perform the pilot study of cancer risks in populations near seven U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S.NRC)-licensed nuclear facilities using two epidemiologic study designs: (i) an ecologic study of multiple cancer types of populations of all ages and (ii) a record-linkage-based case-control study of cancers in children. The pilot study will have two steps: Pilot Planning and Pilot Execution. NAS has started the Pilot Planning step which is estimated to take one year to complete.

The seven nuclear facilities that are part of the pilot study are:

Dresden Nuclear Power Station, Morris, Illinois
Millstone Power Station, Waterford, Connecticut
Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, Forked River
New Jersey Haddam Neck, Haddam Neck, Connecticut
Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant, Charlevoix, Michigan
San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, San Clemente, California
Nuclear Fuel Services, Erwin, Tennessee

The study is sponsored by the U.S. NRC. It is a continuation of a previous study that was completed in May 2012. The report from that first study can be found here: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13388

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Ourania (Rania) Kosti, Ph.D.
Senior Program Officer
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board
The National Academies

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Toni Greenleaf
Administrative/Financial Associate
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board
 

Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board

Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations near Nuclear Facilities: Phase 2 Pilot Planning
MEETING AGENDA DRAFT*
First Committee Meeting: December 11, 2013
National Academy of Sciences Building 2101 Constitution Avenue, NW Room 125

2:00 PM Call to order and welcome Introductions of committee and staff Jon Samet, committee chair

2:10 PM Analysis of cancer risks in populations near nuclear facilities: study background
Rania Kosti, study director

2:30 PM Planning for the pilot of analysis of cancer risks near nuclear facilities
Jon Samet, committee chair

2:40 PM Analysis of cancer risks in populations near nuclear facilities—Phase 2 Pilot Planning study request
Brian Sheron, Director, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Terry Brock, Senior Program Manager, Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

3:00 PM Questions and Discussion

3:15 PM Congressional Comments (TBD)

3:30 PM Questions and Discussion

3:40 PM Public Comments

4:00 PM Adjourn Session Open to the Public

Members of the public that wish to attend the meeting should contact Erin Wingo at 202 334 3066 or crs@nas.edu. Members of the press who wish to attend the meeting should contact Lauren Rugani, media officer, at 202 334 3593 or LRugani@nas.edu. Seating is limited.

Members of the public and press unable to attend may listen to the meeting through a toll-free telephone line or view the presentations via WebEx. Members of the public interested in calling in or viewing the WebEx should contact Erin Wingo at 202 334 3066 or crs@nas.edu by December 9 for instructions.

*This draft is subject to change. For updated information please visit the National Academy of Science’s website.

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