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Video: Patients & Professionals Discuss Patient Release after RAI—NRC Meeting, January 21, 2016


The video from the January 21st webcast meeting of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is now available.

Thyroid cancer patients and medical professionals made many comments and recommendations.

ThyCa Executive Director Gary Bloom was one of the thyroid cancer survivors who spoke.

Click on this link to view the video. Scroll down the page to the January 21st video titled “Sodium Iodine I-131 Patient Release Information Collection”.

Original announcement:

January 21: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Public Meeting on RAI

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hold a Public Meeting titled: Sodium Iodine I-131 Patient Release Information Collection Public Workshop on January 21, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting location is NRC, Two White Flint North, T2B1, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, for anyone in the local area. Those outside the area may take part by phone or watch the live webcast. 

Public participation is actively sought for this meeting in order to fully engage the public in a discussion of regulatory issues. 

The purpose of this meeting is to hold a public workshop/patient release dialogue based on NRC’s information collection request published November 16, 2015, in the Federal Register, “Sodium Iodine I-131 Patient Release Information Collection.” (80FR70843) 

If you have questions, you can either e-mail ThyCa at or Donna-Beth Howe at