[ RadSafe ] Re:Reasonable risk?
crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 21 16:03:05 CDT 2006
During the construction of Oak Ridge during World War
II, an entire town was uprooted. Maybe everone around
Yucca Mountain should be moved.
--- "Muckerheide, James" <jimm at WPI.EDU> wrote:
> To spend >$100 million to reduce "less than 12
> mrem/yr" to "less than 4
> mrem/yr" as a component of background radiation,
> which varies from less than
> 100 mrem/yr to about 800 mrem/yr, with local areas
> to several rem, is
> Waukesha WI says it will spend >$100 million. It
> has a population of ~65000.
> Most are towns and small cities on well water
> (private wells excluded). I
> think Waukesha is one of the larger ones, but I
> don't know. Dozens of small
> towns are stuck switching to surface water
> (competing with others) or
> "cleaning up" well water and becoming "radwaste
> generators" to feed rad
> protectionists with more funds extracted from the
> general public.
> Is the Yucca Mountain scam more than "a family"
> taking drinking water from a
> well? At how many $ billions by the RICO
> Regards, Jim
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Michael McNaughton
> [mailto:mcnaught at lanl.gov]
> > Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 12:07 PM
> > To: Muckerheide, James; radsafe at radlab.nl
> > Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] Re:Reasonable risk?
> > How many people are affected? And are we spending
> $100 million total or per
> > year? An argument might be made for spending
> $100-million per year to avoid
> > 12 mrem/year to a million people.
> > At 09:45 AM 04/21/2006, Muckerheide, James wrote:
> > >Hmmm... What does this say about EPA limits of 4
> mrem/year for Yucca
> > >Mountain, and from radium in drinking water
> presently costing municipal
> > >suppliers $100s millions to fix for
> concentrations below about 12
> > Mike McNaughton
> > Los Alamos National Lab.
> > email: mcnaught at LANL.gov or mcnaughton at LANL.gov
> > phone: 505-667-6130; page: 505-664-7733
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