The “Linear No-Threshold” (LNT) radiation model endorsed by the National Academies of Sciences and used by all government agencies, acknowledges that there is no such thing as a “safe” level of radiation exposure. The “hormesis” model, on the other hand, asserts—with little to no scientific backing—that exposure to very low levels of radiation can actually be beneficial to people, and that there is no concern about exposures until they reach high levels. Hormesis is like a vampire that keeps coming back from the dead. In February, a group of pro-nuclear fanatics submitted three petitions for rulemaking to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) arguing that the LNT radiation model should be replaced by a “hormesis” model.
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Tell the Department of Energy and the National Park Service that the new Manhattan Project National Park must include the perspective of the victims of the U.S. atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, and the continuing legacy of the Manhattan Project.
The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act established the Manhattan Project National Park, to be located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico. The Oak Ridge and Los Alamos National Laboratories are today engaged in massive programs to maintain and modernize U.S. Nuclear weapons. The park will be jointly developed by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of the Interior, through the National Park Service, “to improve the understanding of the Manhattan Project and the legacy of the Manhattan Project through interpretation of the historic resources.”
Anyone who has visited DOE-run museums such as the Atomic Testing Museum in Las Vegas, the Bradbury Museum in Los Alamos, or the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Visitor’s Center, know that the story of the Manhattan Project is – to be polite – totally one-sided, with little or no acknowledgement of the human toll of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, or the broader legacy of the Manhattan Project, from the legacy of the nuclear fuel chain and the disproportionate impacts on indigenous people, to the legacy of the nuclear arms race and the threat or annihilation the continues to this day, to the legacy of a nation and world divided.
According to the National Park Service, the Manhattan Project Park “will create an opportunity for people from around the world to visit these historic sites and gain a deeper understanding of history and world-changing events that happened as part of the Manhattan Project”. The way the story is told will have a profound impact on future generations. The DOE and the National Park Service are soliciting public comments until August 28.
Click here to tell DOE and the National Park Service, in your own words, that the new Manhattan Project National Park must include the perspective of the victims of the U.S. atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, and the continuing negative legacy of the Manhattan Project.