Reblog: US EPA Pushing Huge Hike In Drinking Water Radioactivity

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Comment on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Notice: [Nonprotective Inaction ] “Guide for Drinking Water after a Radiological Incident” here: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0268 by 11.59 pm on 25 July 2016.
From PEER.org:
For Immediate Release: Jun 07, 2016
EPA PUSHING HUGE HIKE IN DRINKING WATER RADIOACTIVITY
Thousand-Fold Increase Following Fukushima-Type Incident – More than Bush Plan

Posted on Jun 07, 2016 | Tags: EPA

Washington, DC — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled a plan allowing radioactive contamination in drinking water at concentrations vastly greater than the levels permitted by the Safe Drinking Water Act for long periods following release of nuclear materials, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). The new guidance would permit radiation exposures equivalent to 250 chest X-rays a year for the general population for an unlimited time period.

EPA’s curiously named “Protective Action Guides” (or PAGs) dramatically relax allowable doses of…

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