[ RadSafe ] Two Meter Thick Steel Plates to Shield from Plutonium
sjd at swcp.com
Tue May 31 21:50:17 CDT 2011
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
At 06:51 PM 5/31/2011, you wrote:
>Is this statement on the Der Spiegel Atomic Desert site accurate? If it is,
>why two meter thick steel plates and how much of an area do they cover.
> The Kazakh government had hoped to make the site available for agricultural
>use once again. But some areas are still so contaminated with plutonium that
>they have to be covered with huge, two-meter thick steel plates to contain
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