[ RadSafe ] Yucca Mountain / o.4 Sv extra radiation over 10 years.... / Miller and McClain, 2007
rhelbig at california.com
Sun Jul 6 05:41:35 CDT 2008
Salsman made the following claim
" Terrorists have apparently been trying to accumulate DU as dirty bomb material years before I had
become aware of the issues with uranium toxicity publications."
Since DU makes very poor dirty bomb material because it is not radioactive enough, the only terrorists who would be trying to accumulate DU would be either nuts or just pretty darn dumb. The claim that FARC had DU is probably the result of someone who did not know what they were doing. There is no way that an organization that walks hundreds of miles a year in the deep jungle would be lugging DU around in a backpack. Is there anyone on this list with a Columbia connection who can verify the DU story that came out a couple of months ago.
Roy, Salsman is not dumb, he is crafty; he has cost the taxpayer large sums of money with his petitions to the NRC - I am going to put up some of the 100 plus documents in the ADAMS system resulting from Salsman's petitions. The transcript of the phone hearing on one has so much brass on the phone that it alone cost $10-20K just in the salaries of the individuals on the phone plus their prep time.
PS .. all of his RADSAFE arguments have been presented to the NRC and found wanting in a formal 2005 decision. He does not give up -- he is waiting for someone to slip so that he can claim that someone on RADSAFE basically agreed with him.
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf Of James Salsman
Sent: Saturday, July 05, 2008 8:02 PM
To: ROY HERREN
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Yucca Mountain / o.4 Sv extra radiation over 10 years.... / Miller and McClain, 2007
Roy Herren wrote:
> Do you recall the Golden Rule, "Do unto others
> as you would have them do unto you"?
Does that rule apply to people who accuse others of supporting terrorism?
> You know full well that you could have cost Dr. Franta his job, his very
> means of making a living.
How would one less very senior nuclear engineer accusing people in
other countries of terror crimes from his work email make a
> You trampled on his rights!
There is no right in Canada or anywhere else to make accusations of
murderous crimes from your corporate email account and not have your
employer brought in to the situation. If anyone should be
apologizing, Dr. Franta should. Terrorists have apparently been
trying to accumulate DU as dirty bomb material years before I had
become aware of the issues with uranium toxicity publications.
Steven Dapra quoted:
> there is no evidence that uranium of any type (depleted, naturally
> occurring, or enriched) can transform human cells to the tumorigenic
> phenotype (1)." [Reference (1) is to BEIR IV.]
That was in the 80s. And cancer is a background effect compared to
the teratogenic mutagenicity of uranyl.
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