[ RadSafe ] BNL tritium, etc.
hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 23:16:52 CST 2012
Hi - I was wondering about the natural tritium concentration, so I did a
straightforward calculation of the mass of tritium required for 6 MCi /
Year. The answer that I got was a disappointing 623.6 grams / year. Is
I then looked at the US inventory of reactor-produced tritium in 1996 - 75
kg. So the US produced 225 kg since 1955-1996 and nature produced 41 years
x 623.6 grams / year = 25.6 kg in the same time period.
Would someone please check my calculations?
Dan W McCarn, Geologist
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On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 12:19 PM, <JPreisig at aol.com> wrote:
> Dear Radsafe,
> From : _jpreisig at aol.com_ (mailto:jpreisig at aol.com) .
> Hey all,
> There was a price to be paid for the BNL tritium problem. AUI
> (Associated Universities Inc.,
> Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Penn, Cornell, Columbia, Rochester,
> Johns Hopkins etc)
> eventually lost the contract to run/manage Brookhaven Lab.
> Brookhaven Science Associates (SUNY/Stony Brook, Contractor
> Organization etc.) won this
> RHIC --- the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, NSLS I, etc.
> continue to do fairly serious physics
> here in the USA.
> In the High Energy physics realm, the CERN Large Hadron Collider is
> the place to be for
> Regards, Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig, PhD
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