Presenter Information

Patricia Kelly, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 10:00 AM

Project Type

Poster- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Environmental radioactive pollution has resulted from nuclear power plant accidents, testing, and waste disposal. This project examines the public health risks associated with exposure to radiation. Short term and long term effects of radiation exposure are evaluated from multiple studies conducted following the 2011 Fukushima and 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disasters. Policies surrounding nuclear power in the United States and Worldwide are assessed. The goal of this research is to determine whether or not radiation exposure is a significant human health threat.

Faculty Sponsor

Gail Carlson

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Environmental Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

433

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May 1st, 9:00 AM May 1st, 10:00 AM

The Effect of Radioactive Pollution from Nuclear Reactors on Human Health

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Environmental radioactive pollution has resulted from nuclear power plant accidents, testing, and waste disposal. This project examines the public health risks associated with exposure to radiation. Short term and long term effects of radiation exposure are evaluated from multiple studies conducted following the 2011 Fukushima and 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disasters. Policies surrounding nuclear power in the United States and Worldwide are assessed. The goal of this research is to determine whether or not radiation exposure is a significant human health threat.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/337