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Demystifying radiation - the nemesis of nuclear energy

Abel Gonzalez
Fitzroy Peak in Argentina

Abel Gonzalez, senior adviser with the Argentine Nuclear Regulatory Authority, Argentine representative at UNSCEAR, a member of the Commission of Safety Standards at the International Atomic Energy Agency, and a member of the Argentine delegation to IAEA's General Conference and Board of Governors: The realities of radiation are not speculation by the nuclear industry, but are based on the scientific findings of UNSCEAR. The time is ripe to ask: Are policymakers aware of the facts about radiation? Is the general public informed of the evidence reported by UNSCEAR? Shouldn’t the nuclear industry be doing all it can to debunk the myths about radiation?