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Comment author: Rolf_Nelson2 20 June 2008 01:13:23PM 1 point [-]

CERN on its LHC:

Studies into the safety of high-energy collisions inside particle accelerators have been conducted in both Europe and the United States by physicists who are not themselves involved in experiments at the LHC... CERN has mandated a group of particle physicists, also not involved in the LHC experiments, to monitor the latest speculations about LHC collisions

Things that CERN is doing right:

1. The safety reviews were done by people who do not work at the LHC. 2. There were multiple reviews by independent teams. 3. There is a group continuing to monitor the situation.