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And, speaking of radioactive uranium in places it doesn't belong, hope none of you have visited the Grand Canyon ever...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...re/2913546002/
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Very strange. The good take away is that the radiation levels are as low as Warren's percentage of Indian heritage. No real health concern for the students and staff.
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oh come on, kids have to learn; and, they can't do that if they do not have the resources . . . real fast ………………………..
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Originally Posted by pdiddy972 View Post
And, speaking of radioactive uranium in places it doesn't belong, hope none of you have visited the Grand Canyon ever...

https://www.usatoday.com/story/trave...re/2913546002/
This is one of the worst articles I have ever seen. I have held Uranium ore in my bare hand, it more or less looks like dirt. The radiation it emits is essentially 100% alpha particles, which are basically a Helium nucleus. As far as sub-atomic particles go, they are huge, heavy, and slow-moving, so much so that they are unable to penetrate the layer of dead skin cells that coat the outside of the human body. Keep it away from your eyes, and don't inhale any of the dust, and the health risk to being around it is essentially zero.

FWIW: I last visited the Grand Canyon in 1977.
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At the Griffith Park Observatory for years they had a display of Periodic Table samples with a chunk of Uranium!

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This is one of the worst articles I have ever seen. I have held Uranium ore in my bare hand, it more or less looks like dirt. The radiation it emits is essentially 100% alpha particles, which are basically a Helium nucleus. As far as sub-atomic particles go, they are huge, heavy, and slow-moving, so much so that they are unable to penetrate the layer of dead skin cells that coat the outside of the human body. Keep it away from your eyes, and don't inhale any of the dust, and the health risk to being around it is essentially zero.

FWIW: I last visited the Grand Canyon in 1977.
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And youd need quite a bit more than what was found at this school to use it in even an improvised device. Im glad you pointed out that uranium is an alpha particle emitter and when not active in a reactor poses no real threat unless ingested. This school being so close to where uranium enrichment was taking place explains why what Im sure amounts to trace amounts was found.
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Originally Posted by Derrick Reynolds View Post
This is one of the worst articles I have ever seen. I have held Uranium ore in my bare hand, it more or less looks like dirt. The radiation it emits is essentially 100% alpha particles, which are basically a Helium nucleus. As far as sub-atomic particles go, they are huge, heavy, and slow-moving, so much so that they are unable to penetrate the layer of dead skin cells that coat the outside of the human body. Keep it away from your eyes, and don't inhale any of the dust, and the health risk to being around it is essentially zero.

FWIW: I last visited the Grand Canyon in 1977.
https://www.livescience.com/64824-gr...ably-fine.html

Stephenson warned that thousands of employees, tourists and school groups who visited the exhibit between 2000 and 2018 were likely "exposed" to dangerous amounts of radiation, especially groups of kids who sat for 30-minute presentations in the uranium's vicinity. These children may have been exposed to roughly 1,400 times the safe radiation dosage allowed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Stephenson wrote.
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I'd like to see their calculation of the alpha emission by that Uranium if they're going to make that statement. I too have held uranium in my hand.
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Nice cherry pick on the quote. The next sentence in the article is:

However, several experts told Live Science that Stephenson's assessment may be unfounded.
You obviously try to misrepresent everything about which you post.

I'm sure I'm not an expert, but back in my engineering days I worked for a chemical processing equipment manufacturer. The dryers we made were used in several locations in North America to dry "yellow cake", a sample of which was pictured in one of the articles posted above, it looks like a yellow paste. Yellow cake is the first intermediary between Uranium ore and nuclear fuel rods. So yeah, I have a few years of real-world experience with the first few stages of the refinement of Uranium. I have stood next to large amounts of yellow cake too, with the same precautions listed above, it is also not harmful to be around, so the yellow cake found at the school is not a big deal as far as the health risks to the kids., but I would be highly concerned as a parent in the school district wondering where such a thing would have come from.

I'm not familiar with Neptunium.
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I'd like to see their calculation of the alpha emission by that Uranium if they're going to make that statement. I too have held uranium in my hand.
You guys arguing this are ignoring that when uranium decays it produces other radioactive elements.
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All healthy stuff. Nothing to see here.

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Originally Posted by Derrick Reynolds View Post
Nice cherry pick on the quote. The next sentence in the article is:



You obviously try to misrepresent everything about which you post.

I'm sure I'm not an expert, but back in my engineering days I worked for a chemical processing equipment manufacturer. The dryers we made were used in several locations in North America to dry "yellow cake", a sample of which was pictured in one of the articles posted above, it looks like a yellow paste. Yellow cake is the first intermediary between Uranium ore and nuclear fuel rods. So yeah, I have a few years of real-world experience with the first few stages of the refinement of Uranium. I have stood next to large amounts of yellow cake too, with the same precautions listed above, it is also not harmful to be around, so the yellow cake found at the school is not a big deal as far as the health risks to the kids., but I would be highly concerned as a parent in the school district wondering where such a thing would have come from.

I'm not familiar with Neptunium.
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