[ RadSafe ] School Becquerel kits

Michael McCarty MccartyM1 at michigan.gov
Thu Apr 24 09:44:58 CDT 2008

Helen and Dan

With a birth year of 1949 I have to share much of what Dan recalled, especially the two regular columns that used to be in Scientific American.

It is a sad day when it is a crime to provide the tools for scientific "dabbling" that cannot be confined by the boundaries of a curriculum.


Fortunately, there are many resources on the web that support the knowledge needed for home experiments.  Still certain supplies are required to actual perform the experiments, alas.


Michael J. McCarty
Physicist, MDEQ Radiological Laboratory

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Waste and Hazardous Materials Division
Radiological Protection Section
Environmental Assessment Unit
815 Terminal Road
Lansing, MI  48906

phone:  517-335-8196
fax:  517-335-9551
e-mail:  mccartym1 at michigan.gov (Note new name as of Feb. 14th, 2008)

>>> "Bailly, Helen A" <Helen.Bailly at icp.doe.gov> 4/23/2008 1:16 PM >>>

Dan - 

Thanks for sharing your story - Your early exposure to the School
Becquerel Kits certainly was a great stimulus, but I imagine someone
with the curiosity, tenacity, and ingenuity you describe would have been
inspired by almost anything.

Qualities you come by honestly, not every Mom would be comfortable
transporting liquid nitrogen!

Life is short - Break the rules!  Forgive quickly!  Kiss slowly!  Love
truly! Laugh uncontrollably!... And never regret anything that made you


helen Bailly

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