[ RadSafe ] Fwd: Long lived radionuclides, groundwater mobility
jjc105 at yahoo.com
Mon Oct 31 15:36:13 CDT 2011
JP, This is a well-constructed, cogent commentary, and when I get the time,
I'll try to figure out the point that you are making. BTW, why the concern over
long-lived radionuclides? The longer the half-life, the closer they approach to
being stable elements which are of no concern to radsafe people.
From: "JPreisig at aol.com" <JPreisig at aol.com>
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Sent: Mon, October 31, 2011 12:32:23 PM
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Fwd: Long lived radionuclides, groundwater mobility
From: JPreisig at aol.com
To: radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu
Sent: 10/30/2011 6:07:39 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Long lived radionuclides, groundwater mobility
From: _jpreisig at aol.com_ (mailto:jpreisig at aol.com) .
Happy Monday. 2 more months to go in 2011. Will the world end as
predicted by the Mayan
people (in 2012?
Mars is a USSR (or whatever) computer code for Monte Carlo transport.
Mars (USA) makes Snicker's Candy Bars (Happy Halloween!!!)
Snow now in the northeastern USA --- phooey...
Am just getting around to some older radsafe e-mail posts. Long
Tritium (not long lived), C-14, Tc-99, I-129 (and NP 237???) all are
quite mobile in
groundwater --- and are thus important for offsite radionuclide (by
ingestion) dose equivalent
rates. See computer codes Presto, Modflow, Porflo, Femwater, Femwaste,
and more recent computer codes for groundwater transport. Some of these
are available from the Oak Ridge Radiation Shielding Information Center
(RSICC????) for a
handling charge. When I last did such modelling, Femwater was usable on a
computer. Considering how wonderful PC's are today, there must be a
Femwater version for PC's nowadays????
I'm not in the world of Apple computers (and low spam/virus reality).
So, if you are running
a PC with windows, consider buying a second $300.00 PC, which never is
computer codes from the internet. Back up your computer as needed.
On your computer which is hooked up to the internet, backup the
computer as needed.
And perhaps have a copy of your original installation software, so you can
always set up your
computer in original software configuration. Reinstall lost software???
as needed also.
I'd say more, but you guys are doing pretty well on your own.
What has become of the the rather small nuclear reactors, which might
supply towns and
cities (with power) that are off grid????
I don't want to talk about this much, but our one pretty anti-nuke
poster set forth an e-mail a
while ago that said something strange that Raman Effect/Spectroscopy had a
or Kludgy basis in Quantum Mechanics. I'm not a grad level physicist, but
Sakurai's Advanced Quantum Mechanics (i.e. Relativistic Quantum Mechanics)
book on my own.
It has a section on the Raman Effect etc., complete with Quantum
equations. Those persons interested in this, should refer to Sakurai's
book. It's not an easy
Gold Rush Alaska (year 2) has started on TV. Dakota Fred (now a
competitor) has bought the
original Alaska claim the Oregon crew had been working, so now the crew
from Oregon needs to
find another claim (in the Klondike???) to work on. Funny, they have a TV
crew filming their
exploits/work, so maybe they are getting paid somewhat by the TV network???
Like I said before, the gold crew has a device for separating
magnetic materials from the rest of the
gold/dirt. Also, they have something called a wave table for separating
gold from dirt. Do a google
search on wave table.
In one of my earlier e-mails to radsafe, I think I remember sending
in an idea for separating
some of the mobile radionuclides from spent nuclear fuel. Maybe a better
idea would be to use
these here fast neutron reactors (Th/U233 cycle???) to use more of the
The classic??? film Night of the Living Dead was on TV last night.
Filmed in black and
white (fortunately) with a relatively small budget, and used residents of
Pittsburgh (USA) as
actors. Of course, radiation was ultimately responsible for creation of
the many Zombies
in this film. Hope regular folks don't believe that this scenario is
Maybe the folks who had their reactors stopped from further
construction after TMI should
band together and legally go after the EPA, state agencies etc. for
stopping their projects.
Like the e-mail by Farber said, many people may have suffered from lung
disease, cancer, etc.
from these reactors NOT being built. A few e-mails about this problem
(e-mails sent to radsafe)
may be less than sufficient.
Have a good work week... Regards, Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig.,
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