[ RadSafe ] Problems with LNT
sontermj at tpg.com.au
Wed May 8 18:15:37 CDT 2013
There are other problems with LNT in addition to the misuse of
collective dose, and the encouragement it gives to radiophobe grandstanders:
That is the fact that it supports 'capture' by regulation of material
which has activity concentration as low as 1 Bq/g.
This causes serious problems both in restriction of commerce and trading
And both dose and specific activity concerns 'unbounded towards zero'
generate excessive concerns around site cleanup situations.
There should be 'hard cutoffs' which set de minimis levels at no lower
than 0.3 mSv/yr for Members of the Public, recognising that natural
background worldwide gives 2 or 3 mSv/yr; and 'definition of
radioactive' lower cutoff at something like 2 or 3 or 5 Bq/g,
recognising that K-40 is 30 Bq/g...
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