[ RadSafe ] Gaps in US radiation monitoring system revealed - WSJ.com

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Sat Mar 26 20:55:04 CDT 2011

March 26

         Daniel Hirsch is connected with the Committee to Bridge the 
Gap, an anti-nuclear organization.


         Hirsch has appeared before on RADSAFE.  Here is the link to 
the RADSAFE archives.


Steven Dapra

At 03:33 AM 3/26/2011, you wrote:

>"The system is crucial because federal officials use the monitors'
>readings to validate the impact of nuclear incidents, then alert local
>governments and the public."
>[ ... ]
>""The question remains unanswered as to why we have gaps," said
>California Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett, (D-San Leandro), who
>chairs the state committee on earthquake and disaster preparedness "The
>radiation monitors that we do have in California must be properly
>checked and maintained."
>Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear watchdog who lectures on nuclear policy at the
>University of California, Santa Cruz, said he was uneasy about
>malfunctioning monitors.
>"The fundamental concern is that we're being offered bland assurances
>that everything is ok but much of the monitoring system was broken,"
>Hirsch said."

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