EPA creates new safety limitsPosted: 09 Apr 2011 00:45

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    EPA’s Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA) plans to update its 1992 PAG, “governing radiation protection decisions for both short (and) long-term cleanup standards.” However, agency experts object, including Stuart Walker of the Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation, saying:

    “It appears that drinking water at the PAG concentrations….may lead to subchronic (acute) effects following exposures of a day or a week. In a population, one should see some express acute effects….that is, vomiting, fever, etc.”

    Moreover, proposed limits would also apply to food and soil, so when Fukushima rains hit US cities, announcements, if made, will claim they’re “below accepted limits.” In fact, though standards and data can be manipulated, human health effects cannot. If Obama’s EPA gets away with it, millions of lives will be at risk.

    Currently, debate continues behind closed doors. PEER wants everything discussed made public. Internal documents it obtained showed a single glass of water “could give a lifetime’s permissible exposure. In addition, it would allow long-term cleanup limits thousands of times more lax than anything EPA has ever before accepted. These new limits would cause a cancer in as much as every fourth person exposed,” a likely conservative estimate.

    Contaminating Planet Earth
    http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/0 ... out-14550/

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