I kind of expected people to infer that I was talking about isotopes
liberated from earthbound uranium or thorium, thus increasing the amount of
radioactive materials on the earth's surface on that which was there before
nuclear weaponry or power.
By system I meant the ...um... terrestrial system as opposed to, say, the
entire solar system. I was referring to earth's atmosphere, seas, land etc.
] On Behalf Of devashischatterjee
Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2007 2:59 PM
Subject: [energyresources] Re: What are the maths of dilution of radioactive
material collecting above grou
What world system are you talking about? The uranium doesn't come from
outside. It is shunted around from one part of the world system to
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Sheila N" <smnaesp@...> wrote:
> Comments and maths please, anyone?
> "What are the maths of dilution? How much 'radioactive stuff of
> kinds' can you put safely into the world system on a dilute basis
> dilute solution itself becomes dangerous?
> The question that arises is whether the concentration of toxic
> waste on the planet risks crossing a threshold whereby it encroaches on
> daily living everywhere. The use of depleted uranium weapons (DU)
> seems to have caused situations in Iraq and Kosovo where
> toxicity have obviously exceeded safe limits and the immediate
> time and space of battles. What is the risk of causing a pollution
> could affect us all globally?"
> Sheila N
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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