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

JPreisig at aol.com JPreisig at aol.com
Thu Jul 31 21:12:32 CDT 2014

     time to get more health physicists hired by the  epa!!!!
     joe preisig
In a message dated 7/31/2014 6:22:27 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
maurysis at peoplepc.com writes:

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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summer, please make a donation of any size here  
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