[ RadSafe ] Five men and a bomb

Robert J Gunter rjgunter at chpconsultants.com
Wed Jul 18 12:19:43 CDT 2012

Greetings All,

Having spoken with some of the individuals working on these projects they
point out that there were always protocols.  It is just what are they?  Who
is on the panel? And what are the limits?

It has been pointed out to me that it was rare, if ever, there were "rogue"
scientists doing this.  It was an extension of Government policy and
authorized at various levels.  It is convenient to look back and say "how
terrible", but at the time there were other factors under consideration.  Do
you think these same decisions would be made today?  I am not so sure they
would not, but it depends on the circumstances.

Don't flame me on this, I am just pointing out that nearly all of this was
authorized at various levels and am not so sure it would not be repeated if

All the more reason for diligence.

Robert J. Gunter, MSc, CHP

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of S L Gawarecki
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2012 10:13 PM
To: RadSafe
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Five men and a bomb

There is some amazing footage in this article:

It was particularly interesting to me, as I recently finished reading "The
Plutonium Files" by Eileen Welsome, an undertaking that took me a couple of
months.  One can't help but cringe at the abuses perpetrated under the guise
of science and national security.  Not only does she document the
experimentation on unknowing medical patients, she also chronicles the
unprotected exposure of soldiers and sailors to radiation and fallout from
atomic explosions (as in the video).

The good news is that we now have protocols that must be followed for
protection of human research subjects, and of course strict radiation
protection standards.

Susan Gawarecki
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