[ RadSafe ] Re: Dirty Bomb Material Report

Maury Siskel maurysis at ev1.net
Tue Apr 4 17:35:16 CDT 2006

Yes, Kim, but just think of the horrifying implications if it was a 
radioactive beam! With proper equipment, however, one might at least 
detect the approaching beam before one is mashed.  Besides, that other 
stuff is trivial by comparison.  No need to worry about silica or 
asbestos -- those are only dangerous to smokers and who cares about 
smokers anyway? They are merely trying to become martyrs by pretending 
that they are suicide bombs.
Maury&Dog     (maurysis at ev1.net)
PS You can now purchase bottled pre-owned second-hand smoke on D-Bay; 
chocolate scented extra.

Kim Merritt wrote:

> Actually they were water and vegetation samples and the levels 
> detected were well below the EPA drinking water limits. Tritium would 
> probably be the most ineffective isotope I can think of for a dirty 
> bomb.  Just because you can detect something doesn't make it 
> hazardous.  I think this is what really defines the difference in mind 
> sets between HPs and IHs.  The IHs know how to put their foot down and 
> declare something low enough to be nonhazardous.  HP's will spend 
> thousands of dollars trying to measure something that is essentially 
> not capable of giving anyone a measurable dose yet alone causing an 
> actual health effect.  I mean really, why would you even bother to 
> look for tritium at the WTC?  Wouldn't the risk of silica and asbestos 
> exposure far exceed the risk for a few exit signs?  If there had been 
> some geologic survey or weld inspection companies in the WTC that had 
> sources capable of actually causing exposure than I could see there 
> being some radiological concern.
> Don't even get me started on the industrial safety issues present on 
> the immediate aftermath of 9/11, a steel beam falling on you has no 
> latency period.
> Kim Merritt
> At 02:14 PM 4/4/2006, you wrote:
>> Tritium gas released from building signs and aircraft instruments
>> destroyed at the former World Trade Center was readily detected in air
>> samples.  Report at
>> http://repositories.cdlib.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1678&context=l
>> bnl.
>> Rick Orthen
>> CEC Inc.
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