[ RadSafe ] How many curies were involved in Hiroshima
john.ahlquist at sbcglobal.net
Thu Jun 23 01:37:29 CDT 2011
I haven't read all the posts on this subject, but the question needs to be
refined. It is like asking "How many gallons were released?". Gallons of what?
Hiroshima would have lots of short-lived radionuclides. There would be noble
gases, various Iodine isotopes, plutonium, Cs isotopes, Sr isotopes, U, Ba-La,
The reactor mixtures would be enhanced in the longer-lived isotopes.
Basically, asking for a release based only on a unit of a highly complex mixture
isn't productive. It should be rephrased to ask how many curies of the
radionuclides of interest and then list those that are of interest.
Could anyone please give me some facts on how much radioactivity
(curies) was released in: Fukushima, Hisoshima, Chernobyl
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