[ RadSafe ] Citation requested for "How tough is it to build..." C. Bradt
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Sat Feb 12 12:52:58 CST 2011
Dear Mr. Bradt:
Are you referring to the open atmospheric tests in general, or do you have
a specific citation for the comment you left below ("thousands of
radioactive dispersal devices tested in the atmosphere")?
Were these devices being tested in specific to gauge their potential for
the spread of contamination or, as a general outcome of the tests conducted
between the dates provided?
At what point in specific would "deadly" be an actual reference word used
to accurately denote a certain level of contamination? Any numbers?
"Too broad to be effective" -- in the atmosphere? What about ground born
contact (ingestion, inhalation, etc) from fallout deposition, rainout etc...?
Was the end game intention of testing to be "effective" at creating a
health hazard? Or, am I taking this out of your context. Would you please
A "pun"? -- I don't think that DHS is taking this potential danger as a
pun. Do you actually think so?
"The level of disruption created would be a function of the clean-up levels
requirements likely to be imposed by politicians and their toadies, not by
the actual health hazards posed."
Do "politicians and their toadies" include all regulators and employees of
the aforementioned within a political system such as say: state level
"health" and or "environmental" departments and their employees? Or, is there
some sort of a segregation that I'm not aware of? ;)
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:59:33 -0500
From: Clayton J Bradt <CJB01 at health.state.ny.us>
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] How tough is it to build a dirty bomb?
1. "Between 1945 and sometime in the 1960's there were thousands of
radioactive dispersal devices tested in the atmosphere."
2. "the dispersal was too broad to be effective. "Deadly" plutonium and
products can be found pretty much everywhere on the planet's surface."
And, since these are not natural materials to the planet at all except
perhaps in the previous Belgian Congo, is this a good thing in your mind?
Any clarification(s) as an employee of NYS DoH would be greatly
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