[ RadSafe ] Hawaian farmers fending off Fukushima contamination

Brennan, Mike (DOH) Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV
Tue May 14 10:49:00 CDT 2013

I read about it shortly after the event.  It was every bit as
bone-headed as one might expect.  The farmer had read somewhere about
boron being used as a way of controlling criticality in reactors, and
made the completely unfounded leap that it would protect his cows from
rad from Fukushima.  I am in awe of the heights one can reach when one
piles illogical conjecture on a foundation of ignorance so profound as
to become misinformation.  And all buttressed by lines of reasoning
consisting of, "Well, it just makes sense to me."

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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Hawaian farmers fending off Fukushima contamination

Has anyone heard more about farmers in Hawaii feeding boron to their
animals?  Here's a link.

Its supposed to prevent rad uptakes.  Sounds like a mis-guided use of a
neutron absorber.

Joel Cehn
joelc at alum.wpi.edu
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