[ RadSafe ] Radioactivity and Fracking

Ahmad Al-Ani ahmadalanimail at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 22 22:09:23 CST 2012

And we keep complaining why the public is overwhelmingly radio-phobic. The article is full of half-sentences, truncated thoughts, and non-conclusive statements. This is perhaps due a combination of the lack of simplification from the experts, and from lack of comprehension from the reporter.  

Take this one, 

"If you breathe radium into your lungs, some may remain there for months; but it will gradually enter the blood stream and be carried to all parts of the body, especially the bones,"

If I am not a RADSAFE member, my question would be "Then what?"


On Sun, Jan 22, 2012 6:24 AM AST (Arabian) Lawrence Jacobi wrote:

>There has been an interesting series of articles in the Williston North Dakota newspaper regarding radioactivity from oilfield operations.  My impression is that the reporters have tried to write balanced articles, but the stories have been replete with mild hysteria and misinterpretation of the data.  
>Here's the latest: http://www.willistonherald.com/news/radiation-what-does-it-mean/article_3721c300-4485-11e1-9e29-0019bb2963f4.html
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