[ RadSafe ] Improper Application of ALARA f TOO HARSH A CRITICISM OF GOVT OFFICIALS!!

parthasarathy k s ksparth at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Mar 18 12:25:07 CDT 2013

Clayton J. Bradt,

I believe that this is true of any one, whether in Government sector or private sector. Too harsh and a bit thoughtless criticism of Government officials is unfair. I was a Government servant for 40 years. I had occasion to take and enforce harsh decisions as a regulator.Not willing to stick the neck out is a general pattern behavior. You get support if you take decisions logically and follow it up with diligence


 From: Clayton J Bradt <CJB01 at health.state.ny.us>
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu 
Sent: Monday, 18 March 2013, 21:03
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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