Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Tell EPA to withdraw the OBAMA PAGs or “Protective Action Guides!” #petition
The Trump Administration wants to reduce regulatory burden and is asking what regulations can be withdrawn.
Tell the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to withdraw the Radioactive OBAMA PAGs or “Protective Action Guides!”
The Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] is seeking input on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification.
Ask the EPA to repeal the so called “Protective Action Guides” or PAGs--the 2017 Drinking Water PAGs and the 2013 PAGs. They are a burden on health and safety, on public and private water systems, on our health care system and on the American public.
On the very last day of the Obama Administration, Jan 19, 2017, the US EPA adopted UnProtective Action Guidance allowing radiation levels hundreds and thousands of times higher than currently allowed in drinking water and at cleaned-up Superfund sites.
A-The “Protective” Action “Guides” are NOT PROTECTIVE. They allow thousands, and in at least one case, millions of times, more radioactivity in our drinking water than allowed under EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Act.
B-The “Protective” Action “Guides are NOT GUIDES. They are regulations in disguise—they are called guides but deceptively circumvent the Safe Drinking Water limits on radioactivity in drinking water shifting the burden and liability for cleanup to the local municipal water districts or private water suppliers.
C-Rather than only applying in emergencies, like the Fukushima disaster or a big dirty bomb, they could be used after any “incidents...that warrant consideration of protective action,” like a spill or accidental release.
The EPA can prevent unnecessary burdens from dangerous high radiation levels in our drinking water by repealing the radioactive PAGs adopted in the final moments of the Obama Administration.