[ RadSafe ] Fw: "Occupational_Hazards_of_War_DEPLETED_URANIUM"newreport by Dr. Rosalie Bertell

John R Johnson idias at interchange.ubc.ca
Sat Sep 16 18:57:02 CDT 2006


Thanks for this.

 I didn't read it because I've read too much of Rosalie's "stuff" over the
last several decades to read any more.

However, I think she is right this time. Th-234 decay to Pa-234m and Pa-234m
decays to U-234 (99+%) and Pa-234 (~0.13%). Pa-234 has many gamma rays, but
unless the other U-238 progeny are removed, they are difficult to see.

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-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl]On Behalf
Of Dan W McCarn
Sent: September 16, 2006 4:25 PM
To: 'Roger Helbig'
Cc: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] Fw:
"Occupational_Hazards_of_War_DEPLETED_URANIUM"newreport by Dr. Rosalie

What's with this (bottom of page 503) from Dr. Rosalie Bertell:

"Thorium-234 decays to protactinium-234m (Pa-234m), an isomer of Pa-234,
which has a half-life of 1.17 minutes and is a beta emitter.
Protactinium-234m decays to Pa-234, which has a half-life of 6.7 hours and
is an alpha emitter."

Sorry, but Pa-234 was a beta emitter (with a very distinctive 1001 KeV gamma
photopeak) decaying to U-234.

>From Tuli's Nuclear Wallet Card, Pa-234m (β- : 99.84 %, IT : 0.16 %; 1.17 m
3) and Pa-234 (β- : 100.00 %; 6.70 h 5)


Dan W. McCarn

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of Roger Helbig
Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2006 4:59 AM
To: radsafelist
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Fw: "Occupational_Hazards_of_War_DEPLETED_URANIUM"
newreport by Dr. Rosalie Bertell

Critiques of the Gray Nun, now self-proclaimed expert in DU, Dr Bertel,
peace activist, are welcome.  Note the way that Moret, not an expert in much
of anything let alone DU where she makes her living preaching to the anti-DU
crusade all over the world, has sprayed this around to everyone including
the President of US.


Roger Helbig

----- Original Message -----
From: Leuren Moret
To: Dlind49 at aol.com ; bob.bobnichols at gmail.com ; asceptic at hotmail.co.uk ;
saigassistu at ignet.army.mil ; comments at whitehouse.gov ;
president at whitehouse.gov
Cc: baqaarefugeecamp at yahoo.co.uk
Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 8:02 PM
Subject: "Occupational_Hazards_of_War_DEPLETED_URANIUM" new report by Dr.
Rosalie Bertell

Hi Doug - Here is the new report on depleted uranium
by Dr. Rosalie Bertell.  Please pass this around.

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