[ RadSafe ] A radioactive thing
Brennan, Mike (DOH)
Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Mon May 10 17:00:35 CDT 2010
Recently we picked up something that triggered the rad monitor at a scrap yard. It I about 1/2 inches X 2 inches (1.5 cm X 5 cm), and is described as "like a gum wrapper foil". It is about 100 mR/h on near-contact. The isotope appears to be Ra-226. It appears that the radium can come off, or perhaps tiny pieces can break off.
Does anyone know what it is?
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