AW: [ RadSafe ] NRC Says Indian Point, Other Radioactive Leaks Led to Mistrust
Rainer.Facius at dlr.de
Rainer.Facius at dlr.de
Mon Oct 9 04:53:22 CDT 2006
which nuclear reactions with stable nuclei can be triggered by 20 MeV electrons creating thereby radioactive, i.e. unstable nuclei?
Von: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl im Auftrag von stewart farber
Gesendet: Mo 09.10.2006 05:51
An: radsafe at radlab.nl; sandyfl at earthlink.net; BLHamrick at aol.com
Betreff: Re: [ RadSafe ] NRC Says Indian Point,Other Radioactive Leaks Led to Mistrust
Before dismissing the quote out of hand, bear in mind we really don't know
for sure what is being referrred to.
If by "x-ray equipment" the article is making reference to a linear
accelerator [linac] used in radiation oncology [and not just a simple x-ray
unit used for diagnostic purposes], these linac units can put out a steady
beam of photons in multiple energies of from 6MV to 18MV or more [as well as
electrons in multiple energies up to 20 MeV or more]. Linacs can be used to
irradiate target materials which can make radioactive isotopes which could
theoretically be used for illicit purposes. Just a thought which should be
Hospitals and therapy centers often upgrade their installed linacs and the
older units are deinstalled and sold in the US and abroad.
Stewart Farber, MS Public Health
The Prometheus Group, LLC
 367-0791 [office]
email: radproject at sbcglobal.net
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From: <BLHamrick at aol.com>
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Sent: Sunday, October 08, 2006 9:24 PM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] NRC Says Indian Point,Other Radioactive Leaks Led
> My favorite part of the RDD nonsense written is the excerpt below.
> Ummm...good luck with finding radioactive material in the x-ray equipment.
> In a message dated 10/8/2006 6:20:38 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> sandyfl at earthlink.net writes:
> Scientists responsible for analysing the seizures have given warning
> that traffickers are turning to hospital X-ray equipment and
> laboratory supplies as an illicit source of radioactive material.
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