[ RadSafe ] Encounter with Caldicott and Gundersen on KGO Radio

Chris Alston achris1999 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 09:49:24 CDT 2012


I cannot speak directly to whatever Gundersen is talking about, but
"skyshine" is just radiation which has been scattered back down, by
the atmosphere, which originated in a relatively intense source at or
near ground-level.  I think that there was a well-known instance of
this phenomenon at Brookhaven, many years ago, involving (I think) a
Cs source with which they were experimentally irradiating trees.
However, please do *not* quote me.  You might try Googling it.


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Roger Helbig <rwhelbig at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 4:49 AM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Encounter with Dr Helen Caldicott and Arnie
Gundersen on KGO Radio
To: RADSAFE <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>

Kallie Metzger is the hero of the week.
Wouldn't it be good if more people went to these kinds of meetings and
questioned the dogma
preached by Caldicott and others?

I did not hear anyone question Gundersen, all of the callers to the
Pat Thurston program (5PM-6PM was the actual time that Gundersen was
on the program) were anti-nuclear power fanatics who seemed to have
worshipped the ground Gundersen walked on.

As I mentioned before, anyone can download and listen to the
interview.  I am very certain that Gundersen lied about his own
background along with making up science along the way.  His concept of
gamma radiation reflecting off the atmosphere as "deadly skyshine"
seemed quite far out.  I did not think that anything reflected gamma

www.kgoradio.com, Listen, Hourly Archives, Sunday, 5-6PM (I will also
be able to send the audio file to anyone who e-mails me and asks for
it) - I will transcribe this to some degree; it is really hard to do
since I do not take dictation!
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