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Weaver Charles L.; Stigall, Garry E.
Health Physics: February 1967
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The potential effect on the public health and the environment from the proposed operation of major nuclear reactor facilities is now being evaluated by the Nuclear Facilities Environmental Analysis Section of the Division of Radiological Health of the Public Health Service on a routine basis. In the past year several reactors in the 1200–1600 MW thermal power level have been evaluated prior to the start of construction. Using several power reactors as typical examples, the role of the Public Health Service in providing assistance to State health agencies on potential environmental problems is discussed. This type of evaluation of stationary reactor installations is specifically directed to meet the needs of State and local public health and other agencies which have responsibilities related to the proposed construction and subsequent operation of nuclear power plants.

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