[ RadSafe ] Re:U-238 spontaneous fission

Doug Aitken jdaitken at sugar-land.oilfield.slb.com
Wed Jun 18 21:26:30 CDT 2008

Given their safety record here in their Houston/Deer Park refinery, I would
not hold BP up as much of an example....
But the correct application of ALARA (according to ICRP recommendations
1990) is "(doses)should be kept as low as reasonably achievable, economic
and social factors being taken into account....."

The use of "Practical" seems to be just a change for the sake of "being

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-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of Louis N. Molino, Sr.
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 7:01 PM
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Re:U-238 spontaneous fission

BP uses ALARP in their corporate HSSE documentation (overall for all aspects
of HSSE guidance not just RAD) as in the last A becomes P for PRACTICAL and
the speak of a concept of balance to include costs and benefits. 

LNM from Baku, Azerbaijan   
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-----Original Message-----
From: BLHamrick at aol.com

Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 19:33:54 
To:GEOelectronics at netscape.com, radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Re:U-238 spontaneous fission

I agree, and just want to emphasize, ALARA makes sense (or at least is a  
fair compromise for public policy purposes, since we can't really expect
most of  
our politicians to really understand risk assessment) only so long as  we 
don't forget the importance of the "R."  REASONABLY achievable does  not
technologically achievable (at any cost).
In a message dated 6/18/2008 9:45:07 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,  
GEOelectronics at netscape.com writes:

ALARA  makes sense, and most professionals follow it with caution but not  

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