[ RadSafe ] Two Meter Thick Steel Plates to Shield fromPlutonium

Dan W McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Wed Jun 1 22:17:42 CDT 2011

Dear Group:

Keep in mind that ANYTHING written in Der Spiegel is subject to rather large
errors.  In this case, I suspect that the 2 meter designation might really
be 2 centimeters...

Dan ii

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-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Doug Huffman
Sent: Wednesday, June 01, 2011 04:20
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Two Meter Thick Steel Plates to Shield

Imagine the reactor vessel that technology could produce!  As with the
revelation of cellphone radiation causing brain cancer but not hand
cancer, consider what the author of a hysterical/hyperbolic assertion is
hiding.  Believe nothing that you read or hear without verifying it
yourself unless it fits your preexisting world view.

On 5/31/2011 21:50, Steven Dapra wrote:
> May 31
>         That's a steel "plate" that is six and one-half feet thick.  I
> was under the impression that plutonium was an alpha emitter, and that
> alpha can be stopped by a mere sheet of paper.
>         I doubt that it would be possible to pour a piece of steel this
> thick, and if it were possible where would one get a crane that could
> lift it?
>         The purported Soviet nuclear testing site in the picture looks
> like something from a science fiction movie.  Is it real, or is it
> PhotoShop?
> Steven Dapra
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