[ RadSafe ] Improper Application of ALARA following stabilization of Fukushima Nuclear Reactors

Perle, Sandy sperle at mirion.com
Mon Mar 18 10:46:34 CDT 2013

Clayton, I agree. ALARA needs to assess the effect on radiation dose and other influence factors need to be evaluated on their own merits, emotion, stress, socio-economic, etc. It is nearly impossible to consider SALARA and then add these other factors on top. Those factors will always be there!



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From: Clayton J Bradt <CJB01 at health.state.ny.us<mailto:CJB01 at health.state.ny.us>>
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Date: Monday, March 18, 2013 8:33 AM
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Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Improper Application of ALARA following stabilization of Fukushima Nuclear Reactors

Mohan wrote:

"...the emotional effects should have been factored into the
ALARA considerations and calculations, balanced by the expected
reduction in cancers from the long-term evacuation based on the LNT

This would require someone to make a judgement call and risk criticism.
That is simply not possible. No government official, who has reached a
position of authority to make such a decision, would be willing to take
the responsibility upon himself. The selection process through which these
individuals must pass in order to climb the career ladder eliminates
anyone possessing a sense of personal responsibility for the public
welfare. The absolute imperative of avoiding any risk to one's career is
so firmly inculcated in these people that the thought of sticking their
necks out like that would not even occur to them.

Clayton Bradt
Principal Radiophysicist
NYS Dept. of Health

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