[ RadSafe ] Co-60 tissue box holders: applicableregulationsfordisposal

Dan McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 19:57:34 CST 2012

Thank you Susan:

I wholeheartedly agree and find such off-base comments as Mr. Young's
both inappropriate and sad.  Years ago, I was offered Austrian
Citizenship which I declined, not because of any dislike for Austria,
but only because US citizenship did not allow acquiring a second
citizenship.  That has since changed, by the way.  I lived and worked
15 years overseas and perhaps have a more objective view on issues
because of that experience.

Dan ii

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On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 6:20 PM, S L Gawarecki <slgawarecki at gmail.com> wrote:
> Robert,
> As a personal friend of Franz Schoenhofer, I advise you that your comments
> are entirely off base.  His perspectives are based on a career as a
> regulator for the Austrian government.  Perhaps his messages read as
> pointed, however this is no doubt due in part to his communicating in a
> second language (and how good is your second language?).  In my experience,
> Franz is neither anti-USA nor elitist; however, he does not tolerate
> nonsense, and he is devoted to good science.
> I really don't understand the motivation behind your rant, but certainly
> Franz has a "God-given" right to comment on anything he pleases, including
> any post by anyone of any nationality.  So quit waving your big American
> flag as if it gives you some sort of superiority over those of other
> nationalities on the RadSafe list.
> Susan Gawarecki, PhD, PG
> Robert Young wrote:
> Dr. Schoenhofer,
> I have read your vitriol (anti-USA or pro-academic elitist ) comments long
> enough, so I would like to put a stop to them as much as possible. My
> answer to your 1st statement is just get over it if we don't compose our
> messages like Term Papers; It is an American Thing. Since I do not believe
> that you are an American, you lack any standing and DO NOT have the right
> to comment on how any American Citizen may "organize his thoughts" on
> Radiation Protection.
> Now on to your 2nd point. You are absolutely correct that "doserate
> measurements were reported, but to me they do not seem to be exorbitant
> high", however as you well know (which one can deduce from your previous
> RAD-SAFE comments), the average citizenry of the United States are not all
> Ph.D. level scientists. You see in America, we can be what we want to be.
> This may mean that some Americans are Nobel Prize winners and others are
> Ditch Diggers (and this is not a cheap shot at Ditch Diggers), but we have
> the right (both God given and U.S. Constitutionally protected) to be as
> much, or as little as we want..  As a Health Physicist, I try daily to
> educate every person I come in contact in order to attempt to give a
> perspective to Dose vs Dose Rate, but nearly every time the term Nuclear,
> Radioactive, or Radiation is used in the US Press, it has the mushroom
> cloud as a back drop.  This is hard to over come by just one person.
> BTW, I understand that Germany will completely abandoned the use of Nuclear
> Power by 2022 as a direct result of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
> in 2011. You and I both know that the only way to ween ourselves off Carbon
> based fuels is Nuclear. Yes Fusion is preferred to Fission, but we have
> Fission right now and it can power our Universities, Homes, Government
> Offices, etc. RIGHT NOW. Fusion is a noteworthy endeavor and one that
> significant global resources should be used to perfect, however, it is not
> a commercially viable option at this time. The Global Energy needs are for
> now and the future, not just the future only. This knee jerk reaction by
> the German Government / Chancellor Merkel just shows (to me anyway), that
>  Government Leaders and others need a better education in all aspects of
> nuclear power on both side of the Atlantic.
> Regards,
> Robert Young
> 615-424-9729
> These comment are mine and mine alone an do not represent my employer.
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