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Hold Fast to Linear No-Threshold for Radiation Protection via NRDC

[…] The LNT model has been repeatedly endorsed by scientific bodies like the National Academy of Sciences, the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements , and  the International Commission on Radiological Protection.  I recently took part in a readers’ … Continue reading

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Radioactive Hot Spot Prompts Researchers’ Concerns via the Wall Street Journal

Researchers contend contamination could pose risk to homes near St. Louis; officials say waste is contained However, a group of private researchers funded by an environmental activist, including a former senior official of the Clinton administration’s Energy Department, is challenging … Continue reading

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Editorial: Let the cleanup begin via St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Companies have been dumping waste at the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton since the 1950s. Radioactive materials, created as a byproduct of Mallinckrodt Chemical Works, were dumped in a 200-acre hole there beginning in 1973. So the fact that there are … Continue reading

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EPA Abandons Major Radiation Cleanup in Florida, Despite Cancer Concerns via National Journal

The Environmental Protection Agency is walking away after a decades-long battle with Florida politicians and industry officials over cleaning up phosphate-mining waste in an area that could expose more than 100,000 residents to cancer-causing radiation levels. Under a decision quietly … Continue reading

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PSB denies Yankee request to limit testimony via Brattleboro Reformer

BRATTLEBORO — A motion by Entergy Vermont Yankee to limit discussion of the impacts of the nuclear power plant’s operation on the Connecticut River in hearings before the Vermont Public Service Board was scuttled on June 19. The PSB is … Continue reading

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