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From: Chuck Simmons
Organization: You jest.
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Subject: Re: Any ideas on measuring radiation in the home ?
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Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 05:47:09 GMT
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Dirk Bruere wrote:
> "The little lost angel" wrote in
> message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> > On Wed, 2 Oct 2002 00:28:29 +0100, "Dirk Bruere"
> > wrote:
> > >We measured the count rate of Co60 after we had removed it from its lead
> > >box. At the end of the expt I decided to measure it again even though it
> > >already back in its lead box - no significant change.
> > OMG, are you saying what I think you're saying?
> > There's no effective protection against radioactive material except
> > distance and plenty of it?
> High energy gammas need more than a centimetre of lead to stop them.
When I worked at the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in Berkeley, CA, I
noticed that they were fond of cement to get concrete results.
Boo, hiss. I don't believe I wrote that.
... The times have been,
That, when the brains were out,
the man would die. ... Macbeth
Chuck Simmons email@example.com
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