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Appropriate Radiation Level for Evacuations


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radiation level for evacuations; radiation protection policy; nuclear disaster, benefit of low radiation dosage

Date and Time

05 April 2013 - 18:00-21:30


North York, Canada - icon_popup  (See map)


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The international radiation protection policy that led to the evacuation of more than 160,000 residents from the areas surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi NPP resulted in about 1000 nuclear disaster-related deaths. This action, taken to protect them against a hypothetical risk of cancer, was highly inappropriate. The basis for the precautionary measures is invalid; the radiation level for evacuations is not conservative. It caused enormous fear, suffering and death. In this lecture, a scientific model of the effects of radiation on health is presented and a safe level for evacuation is recommended. Radical changes to the ICRP recommendations are long overdue.

Reasons to attend

IMechE Annual Meeting, Networking, Lecture about Appropriate Radiation Level for Evacuations by Dr. Jerry M. Cuttler



Additional information

Dr. Jerry Cuttler graduated from the University of Toronto (Engineering Physics, Nuclear) in 1964. He received his MSc.and DSc. degrees from the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa (Nuclear Engineering and Nuclear Sciences) in 1967 and 1971, while employed by IAEC as a research engineer and by the IIT as a laboratory manager. As the Technical Manager of Seforad Applied Radiation 1971-74, he managed the design and production of semiconductor detectors for gamma and x-rays, helium-3 neutron spectrometers and the associated low-noise electronics.

Registration information

Contact Tony Hamilton at or (647) 938-2431 before March 22, 2013.

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