[ RadSafe ] Fwd: ruling out uranium vapor with x-rays

roger helbig rhelbig at california.com
Tue Apr 15 21:03:00 CDT 2008

be aware that David Blaine is James Salsman 

On Tue, 15 Apr 2008 17:51:09 -0700
 "Dave Blaine" <dfblaine at gmail.com> wrote:
Thanks for your questions, Mike.

> Uranium vapor under what circumstances?

Carter and Stewart (1970) states, "about half of the
internal mass of
burning uranium is emitted violently as a vapor."

Carl Alexander of Battelle has written in email (20 Apr
2006 16:31)
that, "gaseous UO3 would be the major product of uranium
burning in

Do you have any reason to doubt those statements?

> are you equally concerned about the vapors of lead,
copper, titanium, mercury, iron, magnesium, phosphorous,
etc, vapors?

I am not aware that those metals burn in quantities
anywhere near the
quantities of uranium which burns when it is used as an
projectile, nor that anyone has stated their vapors are an

> How do YOU know if the flaw is in the understanding of
the vast majority of the professionals in the field, or in
your understanding?  What would it take for you to be
convinced that you have overestimated uranium as a health

Every professional who studied the issue of uranium
inhalation --
including who who I know to be on Radsafe -- has either
omitted any mention of uranium genotoxicity in their
publications on
the subject admitted specifically that they never
considered it in
preparing their conclusions.

And now there is this claim that high-energy x-rays can't
detect any
uranium in the condensate.

Please take this question seriously:  Why not count alphas?

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