[ RadSafe ] The hidden danger of radioactive scrap metal

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 05:25:05 CDT 2012

New post on nuclear-news

The hidden danger of radioactive scrap metal

by Christina MacPherson

Chronic exposure to low doses of radiation can lead to cataracts,
cancer and birth defects, according to the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency. A 2005 study of more than 6,000 Taiwanese who lived
in apartments built with radioactive reinforcing steel from 1983 to
2005 showed a statistically significant increase in leukemia and
breast cancer....

Nuclear Risks at Bed, Bath & Beyond Show Hidden Danger of Scrap
Bloomberg, By Jonathan Tirone and Andrew MacAskill - Mar 20, 2012
Going shopping? Don’t forget your wallet and credit card. Or Geiger

The discovery of radioactive tissue boxes at Bed, Bath & Beyond Inc.
(BBBY) stores in January raised alarms among nuclear security
officials and company executives over the growing global threat of
contaminated scrap metal. Read more of this post

Christina MacPherson | March 20, 2012 at 10:14 am

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