[ RadSafe ] Fwd: ruling out uranium vapor with x-rays
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
that, "gaseous UO3 would be the major product of uranium
Do you have any reason to doubt those statements?
> are you equally concerned about the vapors of lead,
copper, titanium, mercury, iron, magnesium, phosphorous,
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
including who who I know to be on Radsafe -- has either
omitted any mention of uranium genotoxicity in their
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
uranium in the condensate.
Please take this question seriously: Why not count alphas?
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