[ RadSafe ] Re:U-238 spontaneous fission

Geo>K0FF GEOelectronics at netscape.com
Wed Jun 18 11:24:52 CDT 2008

Sorry, in my haste, I left the tittle intact, with no intention to equate 
spontaneous fission with any sort of effect whatsoever.  We treat the few
neutrons present as being only a scientific curiosity and a nucleonic 
metrology measurement challenge.

Personally I remain neutral concerning *low dose* radiation as being either 
helpful or harmful, as there seems to be no overwhelmingly clear correlation 
either way.

Maybe I'm lucky, but I grew up playing in lead mine tailing piles as if they 
were sand piles, lived around and
worked chemical plants all my life, and  no doubt received more than my fair 
share of neurton irradiation, and certainly gamma radiation over a
long period of time with no ill effects.

ALARA makes sense, and most professionals follow it with caution but not 

George Dowell
New London Nucleonics Lab

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Geo>K0FF" <GEOelectronics at netscape.com>
To: "Brennan, Mike (DOH)" <Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV>; <radsafe at radlab.nl>
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:48 AM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] [DU-WATCH] Re:U-238 spontaneous fission
> From: "Brennan, Mike (DOH)" <Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV>
> To: <radsafe at radlab.nl>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 10:39 AM
> Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] [DU-WATCH] Re:U-238 spontaneous fission=
> The "59.5 neutrons/g/hr" rate (I neither confirm nor dispute its
> validity) "
> Mike, there is indeed some SF going on in DU as I show being tested and 
> measured here:
> http://www.qsl.net/k0ff/Fission%20in%20the%20Home%20Rad%20Lab/
> George Dowell

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