[ RadSafe ] A judges' criticism of John W Gofman ? Arthur RTamplin?

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Sun May 5 16:09:44 CDT 2013

May 5

         Background radiation exposes that ~300 million to 
approximately 2.5 times 170 mrem/a.  Show us the corpses, (Messrs. 
Gofman and Tamplin).

Steven Dapra

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 
>this country.
>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, 
>roughly 16,000
>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.
>Jerry Cohen


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