WG: Strahlenschutz-NEWS WG: [ RadSafe ] radiophobia, alchemy

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Sat Apr 8 16:22:47 CDT 2006

Reading this statement by the Sterigenics company I only wonder, how anybody
can buy anything (without doubt very expensive) from this company. They
obviously enhance their profits by not employing any knowledgable person for
radiation protection.

Since the term "shooting in ones foot" had turned up rather often on RADSAFE
recently I wonder whether this term would not be applicable to this company.
Such a company should be prohibited from selling further facilities without
extremely strict controls.

Best regards,


Franz Schoenhofer
PhD, MR iR
Habicherg. 31/7
A-1160 Vienna
phone -43-0699-1168-1319

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Betreff: Strahlenschutz-NEWS WG: [ RadSafe ] radiophobia, alchemy

Wenn man das folgende liest, fragt man sich unwillkürlich, wie man von einer
derartigen Firma etwas kaufen kann.......


Franz Schoenhofer
PhD, MR iR
Habicherg. 31/7
A-1160 Vienna
phone -43-0699-1168-1319

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Gesendet: Samstag, 08. April 2006 13:09
An: radsafe at radlab.nl
Betreff: [ RadSafe ] radiophobia, alchemy

In following up the Sterigenics (Fleurus, Belgium) radiation accident I
stumbled across the text following below. 

I could not resist the temptation to circulate this testimony of a medieval
alchemistic worldview flourishing in an alleged age of enlightenment and
being disseminated by one of our most advanced technological achievements
... :-(


<http://www.organicconsumers.org/irrad/SteriGenicsIL.cfm>  (20060408) 

April 12, 2001

SteriGenics: The Untold History
By Paul Fehribach <paulfehribach at home.com> 
March 20, 2001 

"Cobalt 60 loses part of its mass, which loss becomes radiation that is
absorbed and permanently retained by the customers' products ... the cobalt
60 does not leave the customers' products once it is absorbed, thus it is
delivered to the customer..." 

-- Actual testimony by SteriGenics in a court of law, SteriGenics v. County
of Orange, California, July, 1996 

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