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Re: Japanese Accident
Mike Stabin wrote:
> > A small amount of radiation were released into the
> >environment, he said.
> NO, it wasn't. A small amount of radioactivity, maybe. Or did they mean
> that a few alpha particles and six or seven gamma rays escaped into the woods?
True. But I was reviewing a radiation protection textbook written by
two Ph.D. medical physicists (one certified by ABR, and the other a past
president of a local HP chapter) and a radiation technologist which had
the following caption under a picture of a nuclear weapons test mushroom
cloud, "The atomic cloud top which contains man-made ionizing radiation
ascended approximately 43,000 feet above ground." Didn't the cloud
contain man-made radioactive material which emitted ionizing radiation?
Kent N. Lambert, CHP