Today: 15.Dec.2018

Alan Waltar, nuclear engineer, Past President of the American Nuclear Society: Nuclear energy may be the first large industry in history that is capable of removing essentially all its wastes from the biosphere. [p. 108] It is important to recognize that the waste quantities we need to deal with are quite tractable, much smaller than the waste of any comparable industrial endeavor. If Americans received all their electricity from nuclear energy, rather than the 21% we receive today, the amount of high level nuclear waste (HLW) we would each be responsible for annually could be contained in three small marbles. By any relative measure, the volume of HLW that we must deal with is small, incredibly small.

Published in Nuclear

Alan Waltar, nuclear engineer, Past President of the American Nuclear Society, Chair ANS - HPS Joint Topical Conference on Applicability of Radiation-Response Models to Low Dose Protection Standards, October 1 - 3, 2018: Preliminary Program. This conference addresses one of the most important issues facing nuclear power and nuclear medicine, how to establish realistic low dose radiation protection standards. Since the beginning of use of nuclear power in the 1950s, the arbitrary Linear No-Threshold Model with Collective Dose Corollary has been used with results that vastly over predict deaths due to exposure to low dose radiation. This has added tremendous costs, held back the use of nuclear power and limited the use of nuclear medicine. This conference aims at working to establish a low dose protection standard that is based on reality of living organisms rather than an unrealistic arbitrary set of rules.

Published in Low Dose Radiation

CONFERENCE ON APPLICABILITY OF RADIATION-RESPONSE MODELS TO LOW DOSE PROTECTION STANDARDS, September 30 to October 3, 2018, Tri-Cities, Washington State: The new deadline for submitting Abstracts is March 1, 2018. Submit Abstract at this website: http://www.lowdoserad.org/ For additional information contact Dr. Alan Waltar, conference chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Dr. Tony Brooks, technical program co-chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Published in Low Dose Radiation

Nicholas Dainiak, Ludwig Feinendegen, Randall Hyer, Paul Locke, Alan Waltar: Today is the time for acknowledgement of new models for biological response to low dose and low dose rate radiation on biological processes and human disease. The new deadline for submitting Abstracts is March 1, 2018. Submit Abstract at this website: http://www.lowdoserad.org/ For additional information contact Dr. Alan Waltar, conference chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Dr. Tony Brooks, technical program co-chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Published in Low Dose Radiation