[ RadSafe ] Re:Reasonable risk?
jimm at WPI.EDU
Fri Apr 21 21:50:51 CDT 2006
There's no one around YM. What about 10,000 - 500,000 years?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
> John Jacobus
> Sent: Friday, April 21, 2006 5:03 PM
> To: Muckerheide, James; Michael McNaughton; radsafe at radlab.nl
> Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] Re:Reasonable risk?
> 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
> > ludicrous.
> > 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
> > perpetrators?
> > 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
> > water
> > > >suppliers $100s millions to fix for
> > concentrations below about 12
> > mrem/year?
> > >
> > > 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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