[ RadSafe ] "Communicating with the public and the press"

Clayton J Bradt CJB01 at health.state.ny.us
Wed Aug 21 13:18:36 CDT 2013

Whether prophetic or merely courageous, any engineer (or other employee)
insisting that management do anything other than what they had already
decided to do would be shown the door without a second thought. That's what
it means to be a "team player" - keep your mouth shut.

This, by the way, is the fatal flaw in the NRC's "Safety Culture" dogma. It
requires actions by employees that directly conflict with the most basic
and universal corporate rule: Whistleblowers are traitors to the
organization and must be eliminated.
NRC is in effect telling company employees that they should become martyrs.
Ain't gonna happen.

Clayton Bradt
Principal Radiophysicist
NYS Dept. of Health

Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2013 05:38:13 -0700
From: William Lipton <doctorbill34 at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] "Communicating with the public and the press"
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Instead of debating what brand of lipstick to put on the pig, we should
be addressing the real safety issues. You can never explain away
Fukushima or other fiascos.

Compliance with the letter of the regs is not good enough. One engineer
with the competence and courage to insist the emergency generators be
flood protected would have prevented a tragedy that will affect
Bill Lipton
It's not about dose, it's about trust.

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