[ RadSafe ] A judges' criticism of John W Gofman ? Arthur RTamplin?
sjd at swcp.com
Sun May 5 16:09:44 CDT 2013
Background radiation exposes that ~300 million to
approximately 2.5 times 170 mrem/a. Show us the corpses, (Messrs.
Gofman and Tamplin).
At 02:38 PM 5/5/2013, you wrote:
> I agree. It is certainly possible for good scientists to have
> bad opinions.
>Several years ago, I worked with Gofman and Tamplin at LLNL.
>Although I did not
>agree with their "logic", I could understand how their application of ICRP
>guidance might lead to several thousands " additional deaths" in
>Simply stated, they "reasoned" that if the entire population of the
>USA (~ 300
>million) were exposed to a maximum allowable dose of 170 mrem/a,
>additional deaths would occur. Of course, the news media had a field day
>publicizing this "revelation". Although I could not agree with the reasoning,
>their math seemed OK. I hesitate to suggest it, but perhaps the
>"logic" used in
>development of the ICRP guidance should be open to some question.
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