Radiation Hazards | The National Academy of Sciences at 150: Celebrating Service to the Nation

Division of Anthropology and Psychology work on how to manage the population in the event of a nuclear disaster; the work of the BEAR/BEIR Committee (Biological Effects of Atomic/Ionizing Radiation), including background in the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission; the Galley report in the '60s, an NAS study of radioactive waste disposal for the AEC; the BEIR reports on the health risks of radon (1988) and the health effects of low-level ionizing radiation (1990).

John Garrick - NRC Committee for Improving Safety and Security of U.S. Nuclear Plants

Oct 18, 2013