Environmental health-risk assessment for tritium releases at the National Tritium Labeling Facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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This risk assessment calculates the probability of experiencing health effects, including cancer incidence due to tritium exposure for three groups of people: (1) LBNL workers near the LBNL facility--Building 75--that uses tritium; (2) other workers at LBNL and nearby neighbors; and (3) people who use the UC Berkeley campus area, and some Berkeley residents. All of these groups share the same probability of health effects from the background radiation from natural sources in the Berkeley area environment, including an increased risk of developing a cancer of 11,000 chances per million. In calculating risk the authors assumed continuous operation in Building ... continued below

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McKone, T.E.; Brand, K.P. & Shan, C. April 1, 1997.

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  • McKone, T.E.
  • Brand, K.P. Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (United States). Health and Ecological Assessment Div.
  • Shan, C. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab., CA (United States). Earth Sciences Div.

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This risk assessment calculates the probability of experiencing health effects, including cancer incidence due to tritium exposure for three groups of people: (1) LBNL workers near the LBNL facility--Building 75--that uses tritium; (2) other workers at LBNL and nearby neighbors; and (3) people who use the UC Berkeley campus area, and some Berkeley residents. All of these groups share the same probability of health effects from the background radiation from natural sources in the Berkeley area environment, including an increased risk of developing a cancer of 11,000 chances per million. In calculating risk the authors assumed continuous operation in Building 75 for at least a human lifetime. Under this assumption, LBNL workers located near Building 75 have an additional risk of 60 chances out of one million to suffer a cancer; other workers at LBNL and people who live near LBNL have an additional risk of six chances out of one million over a lifetime of exposure; and users of the UC Berkeley campus area and other residents of Berkeley have an additional risk of less than once chance out of one million over a lifetime.

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INIS; OSTI as DE97006403

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  • Other: DE97006403
  • Report No.: LBL--37760
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/486112 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 486112
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc686036

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McKone, T.E.; Brand, K.P. & Shan, C. Environmental health-risk assessment for tritium releases at the National Tritium Labeling Facility at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, report, April 1, 1997; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc686036/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.