A couple of weeks ago, Atomic Insights published an article about an initiative by past presidents and fellows of the American Nuclear Society (ANS) to encourage the organization to push for efforts to resolve the issue of the science of the biological effects of low level radiation.
Part of the effort includes gathering signatures from people that support the radical notion that science, not politics, should be the basis for regulations governing exposure to radiation and for information materials that explain the effects of radiation to non professionals.
Initially, the letter only accepted signatures from current and past ANS members. The initiative leaders have modified the letter and the web form to accept signatures from people who are members of 150 different organizations of nuclear and radiation professionals. There is a catchall category “Friends of Nuclear Energy/Medicine” for nuclear professionals who are not members of any of the listed organizations.
Please go and read the letter. If you agree that it proposes an important initiative that you can support, please sign it.
If you were already a supporter of the actions suggested in the letter but could not sign because you have no ANS affiliation, this is your chance to express your view.
Please notice that the letter provides alternative methods to sign that do not require you to enter information into a web-based form.