Brian Gaulke is a Health Physicist, radiation specialist, and researcher.
Read his full submission here:
“As a health physicist, my work has been heavily influenced by the precautionary principle, which denotes a duty to prevent harm, when it is within our power to do so, even when all the evidence is not in. To prevent harm, the first question one should ask is, is this practice necessary, or is there an available alternative which doesn’t involve the same risks? Clearly there are many risks associated with fracking, and radioactivity and radiation are among them. Equally clearly, there are available alternatives which don’t involve the same risks. I urge the Commission to find that Nova Scotia should implement a ban on fracking.”