Radiation Effects Research Foundation

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Radiation Effects Research Foundation (RERF)

an organization that studies the long-term effects of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War II on survivors. The RERF has focused on the incidence of leukemia, which reached a plateau around 1950 before beginning to decline, and has examined the varied effects related to the different types of radiation produced by the two bombs, one fueled with uranium and the other with plutonium. The RERF is the successor to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission.
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In its standard-setting deliberations, the International Commission will be faced not only with new data from the RERF but also with the vocal opinions of scientists who are publicly urging the commission to tighten its standards by as much as a factor of five.
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The Fourth Economic Support Development Policy Operation directly supports the government's Economic Reform Plan, which has already delivered greater transparency around public debt and management of the RERF, competition in the domestic mobile telecommunications market, and improved delivery of essential services from the Public Utilities Board.
The Third Economic Support Development Policy Operation directly supports the governments Economic Reform Plan, which has already delivered greater transparency around public debt and management of the RERF, as well as competition in the domestic mobile telecommunications market and measures to ensure the continued reform of the Public Utilities Board to achieve quality delivery of essential services.
Work is continuing but the present situation was summed up by RERF chairman Itsuzo Shigematsu as recently as 1995:
Mendelsohn has served for two years at RERF and was formerly chairman of its Scientific Council.