George Perkins Marsh Institute

Community-Based Hazard Management

Community-Based Hazard Management is a non-profit research and education organization dedicated to capacity building in communities affected by the production and testing of nuclear weapons. We believe that the empowerment and protection of these communities are directly dependent on their ability to understand, evaluate, and provide input into the management of the complex health hazards of low-level radioactive contamination. We have a strong commitment to community-based participatory research, education and training, and to the creation of public participation mechanisms that address the inadequacies of current radiation risk assessment and community health protection.

Group

We currently work with communities near the following sites:

Nevada Test Site, NV
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, CA
Pantex Plant, TX
Sequoyah Fuels Corporation Plant, OK
Mound Laboratory, OH
Rocky Flats, CO
Jackpile Uranium Mine, NM
Savanah River Site, SC


Community-Based Hazard Management Publications

Publications may be obtained by contacting the Program Manager at: 508.751.4615

Health Risks of Ionizing Radiation: An Overview of Epidemiological Studies, March 2006 (pdf format)

Perspectives on Nuclear Weapons and Community Health: A Newsletter of the Community-Based Hazard Management Program, February 2004 (pdf format)

Perspectives on Nuclear Weapons and Community Health: A Newsletter of the Community-Based Hazard Management Program, October 2002 (pdf format)

Overview of Plutonium and Its Health Effects by Casey Burns, April 2002 (pdf format)

Perspectives on Nuclear Weapons and Community Health: A Newsletter of the Community-Based Hazard Management Program, October 2001

Community Guide on Environmental Health Research Methods, September 2000 (pdf format ~ 1MB)

CCRI the Childhood Cancer Research Institute: Research and Education for Environmental Health Newsletter, April 2000

Community-Based Hazard Management Staff

Program Director
Octavia Taylor
otaylor@clarku.edu

Education Project Director
Seth Tuler, PhD
sptuler@crocker.com

Senior Scientist
Rob Goble, PhD
rgoble@clarku.edu

Research Associate
Abel Russ, MA
abel_russ@hotmail.com

Other Links

The Nuclear Risk Management for Native Communities Project is a collaboration of the Community-Based Hazard Management Program and several Native communities affected by uranium mining and nuclear weapons production and testing.

Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA)

NRMNC Oklahoma Site