London (Nuclear News Flashes) 1 Aug 2001
Britain to study radionuclide dangers

The UK plans to study the precise impacts of ingesting radionuclides, given the "significant differences of view among experts," announced U.K. Environment Minister Michael Meacher. The government's independent advisory Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment will establish a new broad-based working group to review the risks associated with internal radiation emitters and the need for further research. Membership of the working group is to be announced shortly. The U.K. government wants to better evaluate the risks from radiation to ensure that the most valid risk models are used in radiation protection.