[ RadSafe ] Encounter with Dr Helen Caldicott and Arnie Gundersen on KGO Radio

Doug Aitken JAitken at slb.com
Mon Apr 16 07:15:44 CDT 2012

Skyshine does exist. A good paper on this:

As for Gamma ray "reflection", it also exists. We take care with our collomated (Cs 137 - 662 keV) GR sources (used for downhole density measurements in oil wells) that when manipulating them on surface they are not pointed towards the drill pipe that is stacked in the rig, as this will appreciably increase the dose to our operators due to back-scatter. But the reflection from the atmosphere at this energy level is not appreciable: it requires a dense material (or much higher photon energy levels, as in an accelerator) for the back-scattering to be appreciable.

I guess the statements of Gunderson have to be put in the realm of "distorting the facts".....


Doug Aitken
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-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Roger Helbig
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 4:50 AM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Encounter with Dr Helen Caldicott and Arnie Gundersen on KGO Radio

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 radiation.

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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