Backers of nuclear power are working toward eliminating the LNT — linear no threshold — policy regarding radiation which has been in effect by the NRC for over 50 years. Going further than denying no effects of long-term exposure, some embrace a debunked theory of “hormesis” which states that radiation is beneficial. Karl Grossman, professor of journalism at State University of New York/College at Old Westbury and author of “Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power” discusses these topics.
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