Monday, November 9, 2009
A Radioactive Pickle
"You start with the world where you and I are getting an exposure from the sun, from the soil we walk on, from the brick in our house that on average is about 400 millirems a year -- which is dangerous," said Tom Lenhart, a former member of the federal-state Interagency Steering Committee on Radiation Standards. "The EPA would never allow that kind of exposure. So you are starting from a baseline of dangerous exposure, and this is what makes regulating it a nightmare."
We can't live.....
Seriously, if you cut down the standards to ridiculously low levels, you can't do anything. I mean, you can't dig this stuff and dump it somewhere! Of course, the natural gas would displace coal, which throws out more radiation than Port Hope!