Tag Archives: hormesis

Turning to scientific outliers, EPA says a little radiation may be healthy via CBS News

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is quietly moving to weaken U.S. radiation regulations, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight. The government’s current, decades-old … Continue reading

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Radiation NEVER “Good for You” – Dr. Ian Fairlie Rips “hormesis” Lies + Leona Morgan at NRC NM Meetings: Citizens say NO! to Proposed Holtec Radioactive Waste Dump –via Nuclear Hotseat

Click here to listen. This Week’s Featured Interview: Dr. Ian Fairlie has studied radiation and radioactivity since the Chernobyl accident in 1986; received his doctorate from Princeton on the radiological hazards of nuclear fuel reprocessing; and from 2000 to 2004, was head … Continue reading

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Nuclear radiation, Kierkegaard, and the philosophy of denial via The Ecologist

As the evidence of the extreme harm to health inflicted by nuclear radiation mounts, the denialists are resorting to ever greater extremes, writes Chris Busby. On the one hand, advancing the absurd claim that ionising radition is not merely harmless, … Continue reading

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Radiation is not good for people via Pantagraph.com

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering a change in the basis of its regulatory work and we have until Nov. 19 as the deadline for public comment. The change being proposed is to eliminate the “linear no-threshold” basis of radiation … Continue reading

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Fukushima: the World’s Never Seen Anything Like This via Counterpunch

By Robert Hunziker The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant No. 2 nuclear reactor fuel is missing from the core containment vessel. (Source: Up to 100% of No. 2 Reactor Fuel May Have Melted, NHK World News, Sept. 25, 2015.) Where … Continue reading

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Radiation Impact Studies: Chernobyl and Fukushima via Dissident Voice

[…] The short answer to the supposition that a “little dab of radiation is A-Okay” may be suggested in the title of a Washington Blog d/d March 12, 2014 in an interview of Dr. Timothy Mousseau, the world-renowned expert on … Continue reading

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Linear No-Threshold Model and Standards for Protection Against Radiation via the Federal Register

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received three petitions for rulemaking (PRM) requesting that the NRC amend its “Standards for Protection Against Radiation” regulations and change the basis of those regulations from the Linear No-Threshold (LNT) model of radiation … Continue reading

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EPA Documents Raise Doubts Over Intent of New Nuclear-Response Guide via NationalJournal

WASHINGTON — Newly obtained government documents are prompting concern among critics that Environmental Protection Agency officials are seeking to use the organization’s new guide for nuclear-incident response to relax public health standards, but the agency is denying the claim. The … Continue reading

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