Statement by Dan Hirsch Regarding Proposed Changes to EPA’s Radiation Protection Standards for the Uranium Fuel Cycle

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Statement by Daniel Hirsch Before the Radiation Advisory Committee of the Science Advisory Board, United States Environmental Protection Agency, Regarding Proposed Changes to EPA’s Radiation Protection Standards for the Uranium Fuel Cycle

10 November 2015

“I am struck by what was omitted in the presentations by the staff of EPA’s Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA). They say that their effort to revise the nuclear fuel cycle rule is driven by the science and that there is no plan to relax radiation standards, but the science officially accepted by EPA shows radiation to be far more dangerous than assumed when the rule was originally promulgated yet the standards are not being proposed to be tightened accordingly to reflect those new official risk estimates. To the contrary, the proposals considered would in fact, despite claims to the contrary, dramatically increase permissible radiation exposures.”

Read the full statement here.