James Conca - A very big report came out last month with very little fanfare. It concluded what we in nuclear science have been saying for decades – radiation doses less than about 10 rem (0.1 Sv) are no big deal. The linear no-threshold dose hypothesis (LNT) does not apply to doses less than 10 rem (0.1 Sv), which is the region encompassing background levels around the world, and is the region of most importance to nuclear energy, most medical procedures and most areas affected by accidents like Fukushima.
Mohan Doss.Medical Physics, Vol. 40, No. 3, March 2013 In summary, the two observations, (i) the ultimately counter-productive effect of some antiangiogenesis therapies because of ignoring adaptive response of tumor cells, and (ii) the effectiveness of incidental adaptive response (enhanced immune response due to low dose radiation to parts of the body) in eliminating untreated lesions at sites away from the high dose radiation-treated tumors, demonstrate the potential importance of considering adaptive response when estimating biological effects from external agents such as radiation.
Gwyneth Cravens. With the help of scientist, Dr. Rip Anderson, author Gwyneth Cravens spent years learning first hand the facts about nuclear energy and unlearning the myths that guided her as an anti-nuclear power activist earlier in life. With the help of many scientists and engineers, she does an excellent job in her book, this PowerPoint Presentation and in speaking engagements to help the public learn about the facts and benefits of nuclear energy. Congratulations for this excellent PowerPoint Presentation. Thanks. Go Nuclear, Inc.
John Shanahan - Dr. Robert Stencel, Physics Professor at the University of Denver invited me to give a talk to his non-science students about NUCLEAR POWER and the related topics of RADIOISOTOPES and RADIATION. These are the topics that Go Nuclear, Inc. focuses on for public education. Information is presented from earlier presentations by outstanding scientists and engineers, who specialize in each area. At the beginning of the semester, many of the students were skeptical. Professor Stencel had them study two books and an MIT report before my presentation. They formulated 23 pages of single spaced questions. Dr. Robert Stencel, Dr. Robert Amme and I are thinking about writing a book centered on these student questions, a primer for the general public. This presentation gained student advocates for nuclear power.