[ RadSafe ] What Are Radionuclear Materials?

Doug Aitken jdaitken at sugar-land.oilfield.slb.com
Sun Sep 20 14:39:12 CDT 2009

I don't see a problem with the term.
Radioactive isotopes are often called radionuclides, so why not radionuclear
materials? Is seems a self-evident term, certainly more meaningful than the
common nuclear material, that really does not mean anything....


Doug Aitken
QHSE Advisor
D&M Operations Support
jdaitken at sugar-land.oilfield.slb.com
Mail: c/o Therese Wigzell,
Drilling & Measurements HQ,
300 Schlumberger Drive, MD15,
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

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Subject: [ RadSafe ] What Are Radionuclear Materials?



The terminology "radionuclear material" appears in some recent
publications that relate to possible future food supply contamination
carried out by terrorist (e.g., WHO 2002; Mohtadi and Murshid 2009).
Can someone define or explain what is meant by radionuclear material?
Isn't this improper terminology?


Bobby R. Scott

Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

2425 Ridgecrest Drive SE

Albuquerque, NM 87108 USA




Mohtadi H, Murshid AP. 2009. Risk analysis of chemical, biological, or
radionuclear threats: Implications for food security. Risk Analysis Vol.



WHO. 2002. Food Safety Issues: Terrorist Threats to Food. Guidance for
Establishing and Strengthening Prevention and Response Systems. World
Health Organization. Available at:




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