[ RadSafe ] Improper Application of ALARA following stabilization of Fukushima Nuclear Reactors
sperle at mirion.com
Mon Mar 18 13:11:51 CDT 2013
Clayton, I do agree with you.
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On Mar 18, 2013, at 11:07 AM, "Clayton J Bradt" <CJB01 at health.state.ny.us<mailto:CJB01 at health.state.ny.us>> wrote:
Sandy, I'm not so sure we agree. What I'm saying is that requiring any form of judgement by government officials as to the relative importance of several variables is a non-starter. They will never risk being wrong. The only way to include disparate factors such as emotional and economic stress into an evacuation decision is to force all factors on to a single continuum, devising a score for each and then adding them up to get a single decision level. In that case an official would look at the total score and compare it to some guidance document and viola, the decision is made! No judgement required and the official can't be criticized because he was just following guidance.
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2013 15:46:34 +0000
From: "Perle, Sandy" <sperle at mirion.com<mailto:sperle at mirion.com>>
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Improper Application of ALARA following
stabilization of Fukushima Nuclear Reactors
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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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