[ RadSafe ] Mangano: US Beta Levels Up 40% Since 1980

BLHamrick at aol.com BLHamrick at aol.com
Sat Dec 24 19:30:10 CST 2005

In a message dated 12/24/2005 2:00:48 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
bobcat167 at earthlink.net writes:

Originally, I expected that if there was a change in Gross Beta  results, the
result would possibly an artifact of changes in calibration  nuclides, etc.,
over the years and that I might have to dig into the  isotopic data to get a
more meaningful answer. 

For the time being  though, I guess I won't invest any more time looking for
evidence to  corroborate a trend that does not appear to exist. If I am
missing  something, I still have a whole lot of data here. Let me know and I
can  take a second run at the data. 

Thank you for taking the time to do this.  I really wanted to, but  knew I 
just didn't have the time right now.  I expected to find pretty much  what you 
describe.  No trend.  The problem with Mangano-types is that  they can often 
get away with histrionic claims, because actually doing the work  to examine the 
data is very tedious and time-consuming, and most professional  HPs simply 
don't have that kind of "spare" time to spend, solely to refute  these types of 
claims.  In truth, I expect that if we did make a concerted  professional 
effort to put some of this nonsense to rest, we would actually save  time and 
money in the long run.
Barbara L. Hamrick, CHP, JD

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