[ RadSafe ] Very serious question - please answer!

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Wed Sep 14 19:15:06 CDT 2011

Sept. 14

         Good points, Mike.  In a perverse sort of a way Busby serves 
a purpose --- he is a canary.  (Any coal miners here?)

Steven Dapra

At 02:20 PM 9/14/2011, you wrote:
>I find Prof. Busby's posts useful, as it give me a "heads-up" on the
>next bogus line coming down the way.  I can then warn my bosses, and
>spend the several minutes spotting the holes in his arguments.  On
>several occasions this has proved useful, when a member of the public or
>a reporter contacts my organization, concerned about one of these claims
>(such as a higher infant mortality on the West Coast of the US due to
>Fukushima).  I can quickly shoot back a well developed explanation about
>why the issue they are concerned about is not honestly stated, and point
>out how this is not an isolated occurrence.  I don't know that I have
>convinced anyone to be more discerning in general, but I have reduced
>the panic level on particular topics, and shown them that the source is
>not to be trusted.


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