Society News Archive

6 November 2015
HPS Comments on Petitions to the NRC: Linear No-Threshold Model and Standards for Protection Against Radiation

Health Physics Society (HPS) President Nancy P. Kirner provided comments to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in response to petitions regarding the linear no-threshold model and standards for protection against radiation.

The letter refers to two HPS position statements "which strongly support the petitioners' requests for a re-evaluation of the basis for U.S. radiation protection standards, and one position that affirms that the current dose limits are adequate . . .". The position statements are included in the comments sent to the NRC.