NRC Proposes Weakening 
of Radiation Exposure Limits
Our Comments Submitted June 24, 2015

Despite growing numbers of studies
finding no safe dose of radiation,
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
has proposed further weakening
of exposure limits or the ALARA
(As Low As Reasonably Achievable).

Several government funded studies
of childhood cancer near nuclear power plants
followed in the wake of the 2006 German KiKK study.
As you can see, the studies show consistent
130% to 141% increases in observed cancers.

Table 1: Ian Fairlie, “A hypothesis to explain childhood cancers near nuclear power plants,” Journal of
Environmental Radioactivity , 133 (2014) 10e17, pg. 11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2013.07.024

Studies also show women and children
are far more vulnerable than men
for the same level of exposure,
EPA estimated 58% higher cancer rates
and our own National Academy of Sciences
estimated women are 52% more likely
to develop cancer than men
for the same level of exposure.

Arjun Makhijani, Brice Smith and Michael C. Thorne, “Healthy from the Start: Building a Better Basis for
Environmental Health Standards – Starting with Radiation,” Science for Democratic Action, Vol. 14, No. 4,
February 2007, pg. 3. http://ieer.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/SDA-14-4.pdf

Our Comments to protest weakening of standards can be read


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