[ RadSafe ] Tell EPA to make radiation standards more protective?

Maury maurysis at peoplepc.com
Thu Jul 31 17:22:56 CDT 2014

I just wonder if folks on Radsafe are aware of this pending EPA increase 
in radiation restriction/regulation?  Is this really what is needed ... 
more regulation?
Maury&Dog  (MaurySiskel maurysis at peoplepc.com)

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*Tell EPA to make radiation standards more protective

*Send additional comments to EPA now: deadline is Sunday, August 3*

July 31, 2014

Dear Friends,

The Environmental Protection Agency's Radiation Standards for the 
Nuclear Power Fuel Chain are so important that NIRS invites you to make 
a supplementary comment before the August 3 comment deadline. You can 
edit the comment we provide; as written it supports a longer document 
submitted by NIRS and many allied organizations. Offering the same 
points from many individuals underscores the importance of these points:

Nuclear power operations that release radioactivity have been given an 
enormous "free pass" to expose communities (and the biosphere) to levels 
of radiation that are too high. When converted to RISK of cancer, the 
current regulation allows harm 2000 times higher than the EPA's stated 
goal of allowing only 1 cancer in a million from licensed activities. 
Even using EPA's more lax allowable risk level of 1 in 10,000 current 
EPA radiation regulations allow 20 times higher than that.

*Send your comments to the EPA here 

If you missed the first comment action you can still submit that 
too--there is no limit to the number of comments an individual can make. 
That action can be found here 

For those who would like to delve deeper into this issue, you can find 
the EPA's "Advanced Notice for Proposed Rulemaking as published in the 
Federal Register here 
And you can find numerous other documents and discussion of the issue 

Again, the comment deadline is Sunday August 3, 2014. *Please send your 
comment before then* 

THANK YOU for standing up for government regulations that protect people 
better (if not perfectly) rather than regulations that protect the 

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Michael Mariotte
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