Books

Radiological Risk Assessment and Environmental Analysis, co-edited by John T. Till and Helen A. Grogan, published by Oxford University Press in June 2008. This textbook is an update and major revision to Radiological Assessment: A Textbook on Environmental Dose Analysis, co-edited by John E. Till and H.R. Meyer, which was published by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 1983. As the first comprehensive textbook about dose assessment, it became a standard reference for scientists.

Till, J.E., H.L. Beck, W.J. Brady. T.F. Gesell, D.G. Hoel, E.E. Kearsley, D.C. Kocher, J.D. Moreno, C.R. Weinberg, E.B. Douple, I. Al-Nabulsi. 2003. A Review of the Dose Reconstruction Program of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. National Academy Press, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC 20001.

Selected Open Literature Publications

Dose Reconstruction and Risk Assessment

A. Bouville, R. E. Toohey, J.D. Boice, H.L. Beck, L.T. Dauer, K.F. Eckerman, D. Hagemeyer, R.W. Leggett, D.L. Miller, B. Napier, K.H. Pryor, M. Rosenstein, D.A. Schauer, S. Sherbini, D.O. Stram, J. L. Thompson, J.E. Till, C. Yoder, C. Zeitlin. 2015. “Dose Reconstruction for the Million Worker Study: Status and Guidelines.” Health Physics, 108, 206-220.


Till, J.E., H.L. Beck, J.W. Aanenson, H.A. Grogan, H.J. Mohler, S.S. Mohler, P.G. Voillequé. 2014. Military Participants at U.S. Atmospheric Nuclear Weapons Testing-Methodology for Estimating Dose and Uncertainty. Radiat Res. 181, 471 – 484.


McKinley, I.G., H.A. Grogan and L.E. McKinley. 2011. Fukushima: Overview of Relevant International Experience. Journal of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Environment 18 (2): 89–100.


Till, J.E., and H.A. Grogan. 2009. It’s the Dose! – Strategies for Environmental Dose Reconstruction and Risk Assessment. Environmental Dose Reconstruction and Risk Assessment for Litigation and Planning Purposes. Phoenix, AZ.


National Research Council of the National Academies. 2006. Review of the Worker and Public Health Activities Program Administered by the Department of Energy and the Department of Health and Human Services. Review Committee Members–Przybylowicz, E.P (Chair), E.H. Clark II, I. Feller, P. Fenner-Crisp, R.W. Field, S.M. Friedman, H.A. Grogan, J. Mandel, G. Paulson, R.K. Sokas, D.O. Stram, T. Zheng. The National Academies Press, Washington, DC.


Till, J.E., D. Cancio, M. Clark, D. Cool, J.Cooper, T. Kosako, A. McEwan, K. Ulbak, and C. Zuur. 2006. “New Developments in the Critical Group Concept.” In Proc. Second European International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) Congress, IRPA c/o CEPN, 28 rue de la Redoute, 92260 Fontenay-aux-Roses France.


J.E. Till and H.A. Grogan. 2006. “Applied Modeling and Computations in Nuclear Science: the Foundation for Risk Assessment and Decision Making.” In Applied Modeling and Computations in Nuclear Science. ACS Symposium Series 945. Edited by T.M. Semkow, S. Pommé, S.M. Jerome, and D.J. Strome. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.


Till, J.E., A.S. Rood, P.G. Voillequé, P.D. McGavran, K.R. Meyer, H.G. Grogan, W.K. Sinclair, J.W. Aanenson, H.R. Meyer, S.K. Rope, and M.J. Case. 2002. “Risk to the Public from Historical Releases of Radionuclides and Chemicals at the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant.” Journal of Exposure. Analysis and Epidemiology, Vol. 12 (5) pp355-372.


Rood, A.S., P.D. McGavran, J.W. Aanenson, and J.E. Till. 2001. “Stochastic Estimates of Exposure and Cancer Risk from Carbon Tetrachloride Released to the Air from the Rocky Flats Plant.” Risk Analysis, Vol. 21 (4) pp 675-695.


Grogan, H.A., W.K. Sinclair, and P.G. Voillequé. 2001. Risks of Fatal Cancer From Inhalation of Plutonium-239,240 By Humans: A Combined Four Method Approach With Uncertainty Evaluation. Health Physics 80(5): 447–461.


Till, J.E., G.G. Killough, K.R. Meyer, W.S. Sinclair, P.G. Voillequé, S.K. Rope, and M.J. Case. 2000. “The Fernald Dosimetry Reconstruction Project.” Technology, Vol. 7 pp270-295.


McGavran, P.D., A.S. Rood., and J.E. Till. 1999. “Chronic Beryllium Disease and Cancer Risk Estimates with Uncertainty for Beryllium Released to the Air from the Rocky Flats Plant.” Environmental Health Perspectives. Vol. 107 (9): 731-744.


Till, J.E. 1998. Keynote Address. Proceedings of the First Annual University of Washington Conference on the Ecological, Community and Occupational Health Issues at Hanford, December 3, 1997. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA.


Till, J.E. 1997. “Environmental Dose Reconstruction.” Proceedings Thirty First Annual Meeting of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP).Washington, D.C., April 12–13, 1995. National Council on Radiation Protection, Bethesda, Maryland.

Analysis of Releases

Mohler, H.J., K.R. Meyer, H.A. Grogan, J.W. Aanenson, and J.E. Till. 2004. “Application of NCRP Air Screening Factors for Evaluating Both Routine and Episodic Radionuclide Releases to the Atmosphere.” Health Physics, 86 (2).

Transport Modeling

J.E. Till, A.S. Rood, C.D. Garzon, and R.H. Lagdon. 2014. “Comparison of the MACCS2 Atmospheric Transport Model with Lagrangian Puff Models as Applied to Deterministic and Probabilistic Safety Analysis.” Health Physics, 107, 213-230.


Rood, A.S., B. Jacobs, P. Shanahan, H.J. Mohler, J.W. Aanenson, J.R. Rocco, L. Hay Wilson, H.A. Grogan, and J.E. Till. 2009. Overview of Environmental Transport Models Contained in the Risk Analysis, Communication, Evaluation, and Reduction (RACER) Software Tools at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Waste Management for the Nuclear Renaissance, WM09 Conference, March 1-5. Phoenix, AZ.


Rood, A.S., P.G. Voillequé, S.K. Rope, H.A. Grogan, and J.E. Till, 2008. “Reconstruction of Atmospheric Concentrations and Deposition of Uranium and Decay Products Released from the Former Uranium Mill at Uravan Colorado USA.” Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 99: 1258–1278.


Grogan, H.A., J.W. Aanenson, P.D. McGavran, K.R. Meyer, S.S. Mohler, H.J. Mohler, J.R. Rocco, and L.H. Wilson, and J.E. Till. 2006. “Applied Modeling of the Cerro Grande Fire at Los Alamos: An Independent Analysis of Exposure, Health Risk, and Communication with the Public.” In Applied Modelling and Computations in Nuclear Science, Oxford University Press. ACS Symposium Series 945. Edited by T.M. Semkow, S. Pommé, S.M. Jerome, and D.J. Strome. American Chemical Society, Washington, DC.


Rood, A.S., H.A. Grogan, and J.E. Till. 2002. “A Model for A Comprehensive Assessment of Exposure and Lifetime Cancer Incidence Risk from Plutonium released from the Rocky Flats Plant, 1953-1989.” Health Physics, Vol. 82 (2) pp 182-212.


Rood, A.S., G.G. Killough, and J.E. Till. 1999. “Evaluation of Atmospheric Transport Models for Use in Phase II of the Historical Public Exposures Studies at the Rocky Flats Plant.” Risk Analysis, Vol. 19 (4): 559-576, Neeses, SC, 29107.

Data Management and Analysis

Grogan, H.A., J.E. Till, K.R. Meyer, and H.J. Mohler. 2004. “Involving Stakeholders and Tailoring Environmental Databases for Shared Analysis of a Contaminated Site.” Proc. EnviroInfo 2004. 18th International Conference Informatics for Environmental Protection. October 21-23, 2004. Sh@ring. CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.

Software Development

Till, J.E., H.A. Grogan, H.J. Mohler, J.R. Rocco, S.S. Mohler. 2012. An Integrated Approach to Data Management, Risk Assessment, and Decision Making. Health Physics, 102 (4), April.


Mohler, H.J., H.A. Grogan, J.R. Rocco, R.F. Kiefer, and J.E. Till. 2012. RACER: Dynamic Use of Environmental Measurement Data for Decision Making and Communication. Operational Radiation Safety, Vol. 102, Suppl 1. February.


H.J. Mohler, J.W. Aanenson, H.A. Grogan, and J.E. Till. 2005. “Creating Spatially-Linked Data and Risk Evaluation Tools to Support Community Participation and Decision Making for a Contaminated Site.” Proc. EnviroInfo 2005. 19th International Conference Informatics for Environmental Protection. September, 7 – 9. Networking Environmental Information. Brno, Czech Republic.

Public Risk Communication

J.E. Till. 2011. “Building Trust, Credibility, and Respect in Environmental Risk Assessment.” Health Physics News, 39 (5). January.


Till, J.E. and D. McBaugh. 2005. “Practical and Scientifically Based Approaches for Cleanup and Site Restoration.” Health Physics, 89 (5).


Till, J.E. 2003. “Dose to Individuals: Who and How.” Proc. The Future Policy for Radiological Protection. Nuclear Energy Agency Forum in Collaboration with the International Commission on Radiological Protection, Lanzarote, Spain, 2–4 April.


Grogan, H.A., J.E. Till, K.R. Meyer, and H.J. Mohler. 2004. “Involving Stakeholders and Tailoring Environmental Databases for Shared Analysis of a Contaminated Site.” Proc. EnviroInfo 2004. 18th International Conference Informatics for Environmental Protection. October 21-23, 2004. Sh@ring. CERN, Geneva, Switzerland.


Till, J.E. and K.R. Meyer. 2001. “Public Involvement in Science and Decision-Making.” Health Physics, Vol. 80 (4) pp 370-379.


Till, J.E. 1998. Keynote Address. Proceedings of the First Annual University of Washington Conference on the Ecological, Community and Occupational Health Issues at Hanford, December 3, 1997. University of Washington Press, Seattle, WA.