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Committee on Radioactive Waste Management lacks medical input

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7529.1409-a (Published 08 December 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1409
  1. Keith Baverstock, docent (keith.baverstock@uku.fi),
  2. David J Ball, professor of risk management
  1. Department of Environmental Science, University of Kuopio, PL 1627, FIN-70211 Kuopio, Finland
  2. Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management, School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University, Enfield, Middlesex EN3 4SA

    Editor—We have professional interests in the public health impact of ionising radiation, the assessment and management of risk, and the development of policy. After more than a year as members of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management (CoRWM) one of us (KB) was sacked and the other driven to resign because of the committee's wayward modus operandi. CoRWM now lacks serious expertise in these subjects and developing policy to protect the public interest, including its health.1

    CoRWM has …

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