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U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency to review radiation monitoring in Hawaii

Radiation concerns at Pohakuloa revisited: Feds to review issues raised by Kona resident, December 3, 2017 By TOM CALLIS Hawaii Tribune-Herald

Federal regulators will give parts of Pohakuloa Training Area’s radiation monitoring plan another look in response to a petition from a Hawaii Island resident.

A U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Agency review board agreed last month to review some of the concerns raised by retired geologist Michael Reimer, including frequency of sediment sampling, number of sediment sampling sites and data evaluation methods for depleted uranium.

Reimer, of Kailua-Kona, also asked for continued air monitoring and soil sampling, though they will not be part of the NRC’s review because those steps were previously considered……….

Reimer said depleted uranium is most dangerous when ingested or inhaled, which is why he thinks continued air sampling is needed……http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/radiation-concerns-pohakuloa-revisited-feds-review-issues-raised-kona-resident

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December 4, 2017 - Posted by | environment, USA

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