[ RadSafe ] Storage of Depleted Uranium Metal in Utah

bobcherry at satx.rr.com bobcherry at satx.rr.com
Fri Feb 22 20:08:00 CST 2019

While it is true that DU becomes more radioactive with passing time:

1. It is only returning to its natural state (with lesser-than-natural contributions from U-235 progeny) and,
2. It takes over 20,000 years to get there.

Bob Cherry

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From: RadSafe <radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu> On Behalf Of Roger Helbig
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2019 8:01 AM
To: RADSAFE <radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu>
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Storage of Depleted Uranium Metal in Utah

Have any of you been following this in the Utah legislature?  There has been massive citizen campaign to stop this storage because long future Uranium-238 decay products are more radioactive than U-238.
What I think that they are not getting is the amount of time that this takes and the amount of higher level radioactive decay products that will be created and their affect on the overall radioactivity.  I get these because I have a Google Alert on Depleted Uranium that usually advises me of something happening in Serbia where they are still trying to claim that NATO poisoned their country forever and may have a UC Berkeley professor appearing in a 20th anniversary documentary movie that claims to have big name Hollywood support.  They may also be spreading lies on the internet.  The professor has yet to reply to me, but I was not particularly diplomatic in my approach so she might also be ignoring me.


Roger Helbig

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