Humint Events Online: Nukushima

Thursday, August 22, 2013


Obviously, Fukushima is looking very grim. Avoid seafood from the west coast of the US, for sure.

I was looking up radiation poisoning and found this interesting case. The Goiânia accident.
The radiation source in the Goiânia accident was a small capsule containing about 93 grams (3.3 oz) of highly radioactive caesium chloride (a caesium salt made with a radioisotope, caesium-137) encased in a shielding canister made of lead and steel. The source was positioned in a container of the wheel type, where the wheel turns inside the casing to move the source between the storage and irradiation positions.
The source emitted 74
terabecquerels (TBq) in 1971.

Note the 33.


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