[ RadSafe ] Re: Fallout "preserved" in concrete
maurysis at peoplepc.com
Mon Feb 23 17:29:08 CST 2009
Wonder if the radsafe archives might be relevant for you in the
discussions health effects (or absence thereof) of the extensive
radioactivity found in the extensive Taiwan housing development. I've
not looked, but this was a substantial topic seeveral years ago.
Maury&Dog (Maury Siskel maurysis at peoplepc.com)
Brennan, Mike (DOH) wrote:
>Benchmarking fallout could be very difficult for a couple of reasons.
>The first is that the activity of fallout changes substantially, and in
>a complex way. A thumb rule that I learned back when I was in the bomb
>biz is that the half-life of fallout is about equal to the time since
>the explosion. This is annoying to calculate for one source; it is
>REALLY annoying if you are talking about dozens of sources spread out
>over a decade or two.
>The second is that fallout is really non-homogeneous geographically,
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