[ RadSafe ] EPA to make radiation standards more protective?

Maury maurysis at peoplepc.com
Thu Jul 31 23:21:35 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? The following is an extract from posting by: Nuclear 
Information and Resource Service. Time is short but I wondered if anyone 
might wish to submit comments to EPA. .
Maury&Dog (MaurySiskel maurysis at peoplepc.com)

"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....."

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