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!


Silver Fox said...

If people only knew - they would never go hiking in neat places like the Sierra Nevada, all filled up with granite and high amounts of radioactive potassium. Yikes! I'd stay indoors, but then the radon from under the house would get me.

Harold Asmis said...

I love radiation! Gimmee more! -- It can't hurt.