[ RadSafe ] "Dirty Bomb" Material in Use Across Canada
Brennan, Mike (DOH)
Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Tue Mar 4 19:02:54 CST 2008
Of course, with the same resources that would be expended getting the
material and building and using an RDD they could attack the Oil Patch
directly and cause fires and smoke plumes that could be seen from space.
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On
Behalf Of John R Johnson
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 3:31 PM
To: Clayton J Bradt
Cc: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] "Dirty Bomb" Material in Use Across Canada
There is also a lot of "Dirty Bomb" material in the Canadian "Oil Patch"
and in Texas, etc. Look for a "soon to be published" HPS ANSI report.
John R Johnson, PhD
CEO, IDIAS, Inc.
4535 West 9th Ave
Vancouver, B. C.
V6R 2E2, Canada
idias at interchange.ubc.ca
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From: "Clayton J Bradt" <cjb01 at health.state.ny.us>
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Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 1:51 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] "Dirty Bomb" Material in Use Across Canada
> "Dirty Bomb" Material in Use Across Canada
> Irradiation devices containing what a U.S. study called a potential
> radiological "dirty bomb" ingredient remain in use in nearly 100
> hospitals, universities and blood banks, the Canwest News Service
> Friday (see GSN, Feb. 21).
> The machines contain cesium chloride, a "highly dispersible" form of
> radioactive cesium 137, according to a February report by the U.S.
> Research Council. The National Academy of Sciences body has called for
> devices to "be replaced in the United States and, to the extent
> Uses for the devices include irradiating blood prior to transfusion.
> currently has 94 of the devices in use, the Canadian Nuclear Safety
> Commission told Canwest. The board said it monitors the "sealed
> cesium chloride in the machines on a "cradle-to-grave" basis, tracking
> "where they are located and when they are transferred between
> Natural Resources Canada said it plans this week to respond to the
> report's call to replace the machines.
> MDS Nordion, a top Canadian nuclear medicine firm, has sold about 400
> cesium chloride irradiators in the United States, the U.S. study says.
> company said it has sold 65 of the machines in Canada (Randy Boswell,
> Canwest News Service, Feb. 29).
> Wisely, Nordion also markets X-ray based blood irradiators.
> Clayton J. Bradt
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