19 Buff. Envtl. L.J. 301 (2011-2012)
Multiple Facets of Damage Caused by Exposure to Low-Dose Radiation and the Legal Remedy

handle is hein.journals/bufev19 and id is 321 raw text is: MULTIPLE FACETS OF DAMAGE CAUSED BY
EXPOSURE TO LOW-DOSE RADIATION AND
THE LEGAL REMEDY
Yi-Chen Su* & Peter W.S. Chang*
In addition to the toll in human life, there are at least threefacets
damage caused by the protracted exposure to low-dose radiation:
ily injury, mental anguish, and property injury. After examining cases
compensation schemes in the United States and Taiwan, this article
Vcludes that oth the Taiwanese administrative compensation scheme
U.S. federal courts' interpretation of the Price-Anderson Actfavor
Ving injury to the claimants' propert, but not adverse effects to their
Ith. To redress the injustice caused by the systemic bias, this article
ues that the tort system should be adapted to tolerate gray area, such
(he adoption of the probability of causation. This articlefurther argues
t the probability of causation should Ve applied in calculating damages
he radiation-exposure context.
. Su is Assistant Professor, National Chung Hsing University, Professor of
lege of Public Health & Nutrition, Taipei Medical University; Shuang Ho
spital, Taiwan; with appointments at the College of Agriculture and Natural
ources, and the College of Law and Politics; LL.M in IP Law, George Wash-
ton University; J.D., City University of New York; MS. in Genetics, National
ig-Ming University; the author is licensed to practice law in the State of New
-k.
r. Chang is Professor of College of Public Health & Nutrition, Taipei Medi-
University & Hospitals, Taiwan. He received his D.Sc. in Cancer Biology
IM.S. in Environmental & Occupational Health from the Harvard University
ool of Public Health. For correspondence contact: Peter W.S. Chang, at pe-ter.

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