The EPA is considering revising its limits for radiation releases and doses to the public from normal operation of nuclear power and other uranium facilities. In the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR), EPA makes clear that it is not proposing any changes currently but is gathering information and comments. It is hosting a series of informational webinars (scroll to bottom), the next of which is March 19, 2014 at 1pm EST (click to register). Beyond Nuclear will continue updates and make comments closer to the deadline. Details.
COMMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY WEDNESDAY JUNE 4, 2014 on this ANPR.
Public comment is essential as the EPA decides whether or not to revise these standards. EPA has already, with heavy nuclear industry input, revised the radiation recommendations in cases of catastrophic releases so that as many as 1 in 6 people could get cancer in addition to current cancer rates. We cannot allow EPA to weaken the standards for routine releases as well.