[ RadSafe ] NYT Article on EPA Yucca Mountain Standards

John Jacobus crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 13 15:07:35 CDT 2005

Richard Nixon was the one who launched the "War on
Cancer." Currently, we can do earlier detection,
genetic fingerprinting, and specfic therapies.  Unless
you start geneticially altering cells, my guess that
cancer will not be "cured."  

As for the radioactive waste being sent to Yucca
Mountain, decisions are based on politics as well as
science and economics.  My understanding is that
mining and processing new fuel is cheaper.

--- Rick Orthen <rorthen at cecinc.com> wrote:

> My point exactly John!  The very real expectation
> (well within a few
> generations I would believe) is that medical science
> will decipher a cure
> for cancer induction in humans, thus pulling the rug
> out from under today's
> radiation protection regulations.  So why isn't that
> expectation an
> alternative to be considered when evaluating the
> range of alternatives for
> standards setting at Yucca?

On Oct. 5, 1947, in the first televised White House address, President Truman asked Americans to refrain from eating meat on Tuesdays and poultry on Thursdays to help stockpile grain for starving people in Europe. 

-- John
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail:  crispy_bird at yahoo.com

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