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https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0268 Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0268, “Guide for Drinking Water after a Radiological Incident”
Was the US Government’s Regulations.gov website overwhelmed by opposition to the EPA’s Radioactive Drinking Water Recommendations? It appears so. Over the course of Monday evening it was difficult or even impossible to get on the web site to place a comment. After trying numerous times in a row, we were finally able to successfully post a comment. Even while posting the first time the web site failed with “an unexpected error”. Lucky the comment was pre-typed and only pasted into the form. We even attempted to get in from multiple directions. So, either it was overwhelmed with traffic, or it was programmed so that one had to try multiple times to get on, in an effort to block participation. None of the recently uploaded comments are by people wanting more radiation in their drinking water. Hence, we conclude that the opposition is overwhelming.
This was strange however. Minutes after the comment period was over, we typed “Sierra Club radiation water” to find their comments and got the same pop up. But, it may have been delayed from another window. Notice that we didn’t say anything about this docket per se.
If you were unable to get on and wish to complain-submit a comment: EPA Office of Air and Radiation and Office of Water c/o Lisa M. Christ Standards and Risk Management Division Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water Mail Code 4607M U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Washington, DC 20460 firstname.lastname@example.org (If you wish to remain anonymous you may want to use a disposable email and pseudonym.)
Some uploaded comments may be found here: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0268 Docket EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0268, “Guide for Drinking Water after a Radiological Incident”