[ RadSafe ] Long-lived radionuclides

Jerry Cohen jjc105 at yahoo.com
Wed May 25 22:55:08 CDT 2011

Could someone please explain why there is such inordinate concern about the 
 long-live radionuclides such as
 I-129, Pu-239, etc.
It seems to me that if long-lived species are of particular concern, we should 
be most worried about the toxic stable elements (Pb, Cd, Hg, etc) which will 
persist forever.
Jerry Cohen

From: Peter Miller <z3ix at kamprint.com>
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Sent: Wed, May 25, 2011 11:20:58 AM
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] RadSafe Digest, Vol 639, Issue 1

> 24 May 2011
> Expert discovers simple method of dealing with harmful radioactive iodine

How does one separate the I-129 from seawater to heat it in a microwave oven 
with lead so as to immobilize it as Prof Hyatt's technique prescribes?

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