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Bruce Napier Leads Dose Reconstruction Project in Russia

January 2000
ETD''s Bruce Napier, Staff Engineer, is a principal investigator studying the health impacts of radiation doses on people living near Russia''s largest plutonium production site. At this site, radioactive material was released into the nearby Techa River for more than a decade. The study by Napier and his collaborators will help determine if radiation exposure at constant low levels presents the same risk in causing cancer as brief high exposures. This work could greatly alter radiation protection levels used by governments around the world.

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