[ RadSafe ] Criticality

Jim Darrough darrougj at onid.orst.edu
Thu Mar 17 12:17:22 CDT 2011

Jerry, I rarely comment here on Radsafe, since I do not hold MS or PhD
degrees, but I want to tell you that I am surprised about this comment. My
dealings with NRC people over the years were always positive. I am glad they
are there.

Regards, Jim Darrough

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Jerry Cohen
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:03 AM
To: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List
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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