Hot Particles and Measurement of Radioactivity
Fairewinds Energy Education
May 8, 2012
Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer Arnie Gundersen and Boston Chemical Data Corporation’s Founder Marco Kaltofen have an in-depth conversation regarding the challenges of measuring radiation exposures to people around the globe. Kaltofen explains the scientific methodology involved in accurately analyzing and measuring radioactive releases from Fukushima Daiichi, including the impact of hot particles on human physiology.
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Does it stay stuck in the lung? In the case of plutonium oxide, a hot plutonium oxide particle would cause a fibrotic nodule in the lung. It would actually damage some of the surrounding lung tissue…and then some of that tissue might even be killed, but the surviving cells are possible… cancer-causing sites.
Published: May 9th, 2012 at 1:31 am ET