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EPA plans to boost radioactivity safety limits up to 100,000-fold increase

By Michael Kane

In 1992, the EPA produced Protective Action Guides to enforce the law following any incident involving the release of radioactive material. According to documents obtained by PEER.org, here is what the EPA is planning to change:

* A 3000 to 100,000-fold hike for exposure to iodine-131;
* A nearly 1000-fold increase for exposure to strontium-90; and
* An almost 25,000 rise for exposure to radioactive nickel-63, writes Michael Kane.

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