[ RadSafe ] Fairlie at US EPA
jaro_10kbq at videotron.ca
Mon May 4 17:06:07 CDT 2015
Since joining Beyond Nuclear in 2007, CINDY FOLKERS has focused on
ionizing radiation and its impact on health and the environment.
>From 1994 until 2007, she served as the radiation and health
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Cindy communicates with media, members of the public, U.S.
Congress, and national and international agencies on radiation and
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She has traveled and spoken at public meetings, conferences and
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the face of uncertain health outcomes rather than exposing people
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She advocates for community‐based action that informs individuals
of contamination levels and risks so that they may decide for
themselves what risks they are willing to take, rather than being
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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Jaro Franta
Sent: May-04-15 2:36 PM
To: 'The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List'
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Fairlie at US EPA
So this is how a quack like Fairlie gets to talk to the EPA.
(See text below or download & click on image to zoom in, pls)
From: Radiation Questions <Radiation.Questions at epa.gov>
Date: Mon, May 4, 2015 at 10:21 AM
Subject: FW: For public-access.group Re: (030153947) Comment on the EPA
Thank you for contacting the Radiation Protection Division.
The request to deliver a presentation from an external researcher was made
to our Associate Administrator's (AA) office. Unfortunately, the AA was
unable to meet with Dr. Fairlie (the author of the presentation) and
requested that Management from the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA)
meet with Dr. Fairlie.
Dr. Ian Fairlie is an international visitor (Canada) and the logistics for
his visit were handled through Cindy Folkers, a radiation and health
specialist with the organization Beyond Nuclear. I believe Dr. Fairlie was
trying to meet with individuals in one or more additional offices at EPA
while he was in the District of Colombia.
Dr. Fairlie delivered his presentation on April 27, 2015 to senior staff and
managers within the Radiation Protection Division in an EPA West building
conference room. The link provided in Jaro Franta's email (below) is the
presentation that was delivered to by Dr. Fairlie.
I hope you find this information helpful.
Radiation Protection Division
From: idaemon at unixmail.rtpnc.epa.gov <idaemon at rtpnc.epa.gov>
Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 3:39 PM
To: Shahan, Alison; Buch, Peter; Shirey, John; public-access.group at epa.gov
Subject: (030153947) Comment on the EPA Search Engine
<mailto:jaro.10kbq at gmail.com> ################## COMMENTS Greetings!
This to request information about a "US EPA Lecture" by Dr Ian Fairlie this
past Monday, 27 April, 2015.
Would you please tell me about the specific venue and audience for this
lecture, as well as who organized it?
Your help would be greatly appreciated!
The "US EPA Lecture" can be found at the following link:
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