[ RadSafe ] Thorium Lamp Mantles

Cueva, Louie louie.cueva at boeing.com
Mon Jun 1 12:59:03 CDT 2015

When I needed a few for demonstration purposes I found some thoriated mantles at a local Army/Navy surplus store.


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From: radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at agni.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Ted de Castro
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2015 2:12 PM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] Thorium Lamp Mantles

Does anyone know where there may be a source of the Thoriated - ie. 
radioactive - lamp mantles.

I need a few check sources and only have 2 hot packets left.

The Coleman branded ones have not been hot for some time - but I just went shopping around and even the imports I found are cold.

A packet of No Salt is not quite hot enough to work well and a smoke detector source is too hot and a bag of fertilizer too large.  AND - I am NOT breaking up my Fiesta Ware!!!

Ted de Castro
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