[ RadSafe ] Gamma measurements in planes

Otto Raabe ograabe at ucdavis.edu
Mon Dec 18 11:33:23 CST 2006

At 07:24 AM 12/18/2006, Ellars, Charles wrote:
>On a recent trip to FL from Boston, my RadEyeG measured 0.01 mr/hr on
>the ground and 0.40 mr/hr at 35Kft during the day.  On the return flight
>the next night it measured 0.01 on the ground and 0.30 mr/hr.
December 18, 2006

I presume that the "on the ground" measurements were from inside the plane 
so that any radioactive sources on the plane would be accounted.

Does anyone know for sure whether commercial airliners have stopped using 
depleted uranium for ballast?


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