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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Top scientist fired

DOE fires scientist for talking to Congress about research

"A top DoE scientist who liaised with Congress on the matter was fired by the Obama administration for being too forthright with lawmakers, according to the report, which provides an in-depth look at the White House’s efforts to ensure senior staffers toe the administration’s line."


Anonymous said...

This shows the quality of leadership in DOE. Her research had nothing to do with biofuels. The program was the health effects of low levels of radiation e.g. whether the assumed linear model that informs limits is correct or whether the ability of a cell to repair DNA damage mitigates the effects of low radiation levels meaning that health effects are non-linear with radiation dose.

Here is Dr. Noelle Metting's statement of fact submitted on the record to Congress.

Her bio:
Dr. Noelle F Metting is a Radiation Biologist, currently working for the Department of Energy Office of Environment, Health, Safety and Security within the Office of Public Radiation Protection (DOE/EHSS/AU-22). Formerly, she worked in DOE’s Office of Science, Office of Biological and Environmental Research (DOE/SC/BER), where, from the year 2001 until December of 2014, she managed DOE’s Low Dose Radiation Research Program. For the
previous 20 years, she worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a laboratory research scientist. Dr. Metting earned a Master of Science in Radiological Sciences from the University of Washington, and a Doctor of Science in Cancer Biology from Harvard University, with a doctoral dissertation entitled Studies of Radiation-Induced Mutagenesis and Cell Cycle Perturbation

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