Thank you for the opportunity to comment onTG93 Radiological Protection of People and the Environment in the Event of a Large Nuclear Accident draft recommendations.
First, I feel strongly that ICRP’s recommendations for “recovery” from nuclear disasters will actually INCREASE risks to public health, particularly for women and kids. These recommendations support shifting health and recovery responsibilities from industry and government to individuals and communities, despite the myriad difficulties in implementing them over the long term. Individuals and communities are not equipped to take this on--and they are not the ones who would be responsible for an accident in the first place. So these recommendations are basically an effort to rig the process in favor of protecting industry investment, and against the communities whose lives have been literally destroyed. Destroyed by the actions of entities who will shirk all accountability when they screw up, and with such high stakes.
Here's how ICRP can make this better:
Thank you again for the opportunity to weigh in. I for one do not want recovery from such a disaster to be in the hands of the people who are MOST AFFECTED and LEAST CAPABALE of an effective response.