[ RadSafe ] Radiation safety for sunken-ship archaeology

Cary Renquist cary.renquist at ezag.com
Wed Jul 8 19:18:33 CDT 2015


A WWII aircraft carrier used for atomic-bomb target practice is scuttled off the coast of California in the 1950s. Researchers help scientists determine the radiation risk of exploring the sunken ship.

Delgado turned to Berkeley Lab's Kai Vetter to better understand the radiation hazards. Vetter is the head of applied nuclear physics at Berkeley Lab, nuclear engineering professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and the co-founder of the Institute for Resilient Communities. "They wanted to know if we could ensure the safety of their equipment," says Vetter, "and to see if you'd pick up contamination if you went down there."

Cary.renquist at ezag.com

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