Society News Archive

5 August 1999

U.S. Senator Pete Domenici has asked the General Accounting Office (GAO) to update a 1994 study on radiation protection in the United States. He specifically requested that the agency should examine the validity of standards on which current policies are based. Domenici made the request in a letter to the GAO in which he also cited his concerns about the cost impact of the linear no-threshold hypothesis as it is applied to radiation protection standards in the United States.

For a full discussion of Domenici's request see this pdf file (11,431 bytes).