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Skeptic on radiation limits will head EPA radiation panel
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Published in 2-2-2019
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WASHINGTON (AP) The Environmental Protection Agency has appointed a scientist who argues for easing regulations on lower-level radiation exposures to lead the agency's radiation advisory committee. Acting EPA head Andrew Wheeler on Thursday announced the appointment of Brant Ulsh, a health physicist, as one of the EPA's science advisers and the panel chairman. Ulsh has been a leading critic of the EPA's decades-old position that exposure to any amount of ionizing radiation is a cancer risk. In a paper he co-wrote last year, Ulsh and a colleague argued that the position was based on outdated scientific information and forced the "unnecessary burdens of costly clean-ups" on facilities working with radiation.
Reference: www.chron.com