Curium: The discovery of curium, as well as americium, in 1944 was closely related to the Manhattan Project [...] For research purposes, curium is obtained by irradiating not uranium but plutonium, which is available in large amounts from spent nuclear fuel.
Title: Coexisting With Nature
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Date Published: August 27, 2012
Date Uploaded: November 26, 2012
David Suzuki, Journalist: Some smaller communities have set up citizen run radiation testing stations were locals can bring in their garden vegetables. I drop in one one of them in the town of Nasu [95 km from Fukushima Daiichi].
How much does she need?
Woman Preparing Produce: About 1 kilogram. [...]
Professor Yasuki Fujimara of Nihon University, who spent years studying the radiation effects of the Chernobyl disaster: This position means curium.
Suzuki: Curium? Curium.
Suzuki: Ah. [...]
Fujimara: Even though we are 95 km away, the wind blew this way and the radiation levels in this area were the same as in Fukushima City. It is up to us to protect the future of our children.
Published: November 26th, 2012 at 11:24 am ET