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The scientific jigsaw puzzle: Fitting the pieces of the low-level radiation debate

Review from Slashdot

The Bulletin is just releasing its 'Radiation Issue,' which is available for free for two weeks. It explores how the NRC may be changing recommended safe dosages, and how the studies for prolonged exposure have, until recently, been based on one-time exposures (Hiroshima, etc.). New epidemiological studies on prolonged exposure (medical exposures, worker exposures, etc.) are more accurate and tell a different tale. This is a long article, but reads well."

Chernobyl Diaries

If Chernobyl didn't cause enough issues for radiation professionals in real life, Hollywood has added some paranormal fantasy to the disaster and created a horror film.

The plot is about six tourists who hire an extreme tour guide to take them to the abandoned city of Pripyat, the former home to the workers of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. As they explore the city, they discover they are not alone.

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Fukushima on the International Nuclear Event Scale

The announcement on 12 April 2011 of an increase of the Fukushima event from 5 to 7 – the highest level on the IAEA’s International Nuclear Event Scale (INES) – has given the misleading impression that it was as bad as the Chernobyl accident. This impression has been exploited in anti-nuclear propaganda. There is actually no possibility that the physical health consequences of damage to the Fukushima plants will get anywhere near those of Chernobyl.

Passing of Jim Button, FARPS

Mr Jim Button, past Director of Safety at the AAEC and ANSTO for over 25 years (1963 to 1989), sadly passed away on Sunday 5 February.

Nuclear nomads: A look at the subcontracted heroes

Nuclear nomads: A look at the subcontracted heroes

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  • During much of the cleanup process at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, thousands of subcontracted day laborers will be exposed to levels of ionizing radiation well in excess of internationally recommended annual limits.
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Fukushima Probe Highlights Nuclear Regulator

A new independent report on the Fukushima radiation incident is now available.  The report has some important lessons for regulators, and incident communications.  A link to the report is available within the full story posted on the ARPS website. Thanks to George Anastas for bringing this to my attention so it could go on the website,

IAEA Radiation Protection of Patients web site

The IAEA Radiation Protection of Patients web site is a useful source of information for both patient and referrer about medical radiation, and is the most popular part of the IAEA web structure.

More information can be found here.

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Vale Lesley Ronald Wilkinson, MARPS

It is with sadness that we inform you of the death Les Wilkinson on Friday 18 October 2011 at 10am. He died peacefully at the Carinya Residential Care Centre.
Les had been an ARPS member since 1990 until he had to resign due to ill health in 2009. He also served on the Radiation Protection Committee for many years and for some of this time he was deputy chair.

The myth of renewable energy

The myth of renewable energy

24 Hours at Fukushima

A blow-by-blow account of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl

By Eliza Strickland  /  November 2011

Sometimes it takes a disaster before we humans really figure out how to design something. In fact, sometimes it takes more than one.

Other nuclear stories at ieee

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