Faculty Advisor

Plummer, Jeanine D.

Abstract

Radionuclide contaminated drinking water can expose humans to unsafe levels of radiation. The goal of this project was to determine if people in communities near nuclear reactors are at greater risk for developing negative health effects than people in other communities. This was accomplished through research on the health effects of radionuclide exposure, cancer rates near reactors, and radionuclide levels in drinking waters near reactors. It was determined that proximity to reactors does not significantly increase the risk of developing cancer.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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