[ RadSafe ] Radioactive Boar in Europe/Radioactive Deer at Oak Ridge

Nielsen.Erik at epamail.epa.gov Nielsen.Erik at epamail.epa.gov
Tue Aug 3 14:39:04 CDT 2010

I am not surprised by the caution taken by German authorities at 600 Bq/kg 
Cs-137 to seize the meat.

The criteria at Oak Ridge is 5 pCi/g which is even more conservative than 
the German criteria.

The whole process is documented in the following Oak Ridge SOP:

Erik C. Nielsen
Health Physicist
USEPA, National Air and Radiation Environmental Laboratory
540 South Morris Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36115
Phone 334-270-3475
Fax 334-270-3454

"The sun formed 4.5 billion years ago, but it's got 6 billion more before 
the fuel runs out. Any creatures witnessing the sun's demise 6 billion 
years hence, here on Earth or beyond, won't be human - they'll be as 
different from us as we are from bacteria."
Martin Rees, Baron Rees of Ludlow, President of the Royal Society of 
London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge.

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