[ RadSafe ] Criticality

John Gerald Center, Jr john.center at wmich.edu
Thu Mar 17 12:07:10 CDT 2011

Forest fires will eventually burnout. Do we just let the fire go?  No, we try to contain and minimize damage.  

John G. Center, Jr.
Radiation Safety Officer
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Western Michigan University
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----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jerry Cohen" <jjc105 at yahoo.com>
> To: "The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List" <radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu>
> Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:02:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Criticality
> Two random thoughts---
> 1. If criticality is not a possibility, why not just evacuate the area
> and
> allow the mass to melt. What dire consequences could occur? The
> process might be
> a reverse China Syndrome?
> 2. The US NRC should not become involved. Haven't the Japanese already
> been
> punished enough?
> Jerry Cohen
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