We created the Open Forum section of the NRC blog more than four years ago. It was not part of our original plan, but our blog comment guidelines stipulated that comments needed to be related to the topic of the post to which they are submitted. We quickly realized there were a number of comments being submitted that didn’t adhere to this guideline and would have therefore not been posted, but otherwise met the comment criteria. And we wanted to be able to post them. So we decided we needed a place where anyone could bring up any topic they wish (related to the NRC).
And so the Open Forum section was created.
Since its creation there have been more than 300 submitted comments on a wide range of topics including climate change, nuclear power’s future and solar storms.
Comments on the Open Forum (as with the rest of the blog) are moderated and must adhere to the Comment Guidelines. Otherwise, the platform is open for any NRC-related topic you’d like to bring up or to comment on. It’s important to note that blog comments are not considered formal communication with the NRC. Questions and concerns can always be submitted in a variety of formal ways. Safety or security allegations should not be submitted via the blog, and will not be posted if submitted. For more information, go here.
You can easily find the Open Forum section listed on left side of every page of the blog. You can also sign up to receive notice of new comments to the section by clicking on “Reply” at the bottom of the comments and then clicking the “Notify me of new comments via email” box.
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We have some information here related to radiation and health effects: http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/radiation/rad-health-effects.html . You are likely to find more information at http://www.cdc.gov or http://www.epa.gov
Do you have any information regarding radiation exposure and hypo thyroid disease?
The ACNW&M’s oversight transitioned to the ACRS Subcommittee on Radiation Protection & Nuclear Materials, which meets as needed. So far in 2015 the subcommittee has met four times. You can find information on the subcommittee’s meetings on the ACRS’s meeting page: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/acrs/agenda/2015/
Who does oversight for nuclear waste and materials regulatory activities since the closing of the Advisory Committee on Nuclear Waste and Materials in 2008? Wasn’t the ACNW&M supposed to become a subcommittee under the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards? I’ve looked at the ACRS web site and I see no evidence of such a subcommittee.
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