[ RadSafe ] NYC permitting of detectors: NYPD proposes some changes.
sjd at swcp.com
Sun Feb 10 15:07:31 CST 2008
I do not know how many false alarms have been answered, but would
like to. I would be salutary as well to know false alarms as a percentage
of genuine alarms, and to have them stratified by type --- rad, bio-hazard,
heart attack, shooting, etc --- and stratified by borough and by
precinct.. That would give us, and the authorities, some idea of the
magnitude of the false alarm problem, whether or not there is a significant
problem, and its location(s). As I noted in a posting yesterday, the Dept.
of Homeland Security is the agency pushing this sensor/detector licensing
scheme. It did not come from residents of NYC who are worried about false
alarms, nor did it come from the NYC authorities. Knowing these statistics
might also provide some insight into solving any possible problems with
At 08:20 AM 2/10/08 -0800, John Jacobus wrote:
>I am not sure if this question was asked or answered, but now many false
>alarms have the NYC authorities responded to? I am referring to those
>that they did not generate themselves, e.g. transportation of nuclear
>Steven Dapra <sjd at swcp.com> wrote:
>To express it in a way that may be more elegant, the law is still
>unnecessary, and it still gives government too much power.
>At 10:57 AM 2/4/08 -0500, Clayton J Bradt wrote:
> >NYPD is drafting some changes in the proposed law and has drafted proposed
> >regs. Below are the most relevant passages. I don't know if these have
> >been posted anywhere, I couldn't find them on the City Council web site, so
> >I'm just posting excerpts.
> >As originally written, the law was outrageous and stupid. Now its just
> >Clayton J. Bradt
> >Assistant Bureau Director
> >NYS Dept. of Health
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