[ RadSafe ] Co-60 and Explosion

franz.schoenhofer at chello.at franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Fri Jun 22 14:20:50 CDT 2012

Don, I receive frequently e-mails asking for financial support - which I delete immediately. There is a big mafia out there - I include pseudo  environmentalist groups like the well known international business group "greenpeace". 

No, I do not know of any explosion involving Co-60. Furthermore I simply cannot imagine, how the Co-60 pellets could  be dispersed so that people even in the vicinity of the accident could  be severely contaminated (This has been discussed at RADSAFE extensively before!) 

I have some knowledge about those topics, but sure not enough - especially since all input data are missing. This should you - Don - make you suspicious. 

Best regards,


---- "Mercado schrieb:> All,
> Have any of you heard about an explosion during the 2007 - 2009 time frame, outside the USA, possibly in Asia, involving Co-60, fatalities, outside aid workers and children being exposed, and being done on the hush-hush? I know someone who claims to have been involved, received chelating agents for a while and is now developing kidney, liver and blood issues. She won't give any more details but her boy friend is seeking help. 
> I find it hard to believe that an incident that big could be covered up, but you never know.
> If you happen to know something about this incident, please let me know.
> Thank you in advance,
> Donald P. Mercado
> Health Physicist
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