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Mar16-11, 04:12 AM
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Quote Quote by snoopies622 View Post
When they speak of radiation leaks, do they mean only
neutrons, alpha, beta and gamma particles - or also other big atomic nuclei that are smaller than uranium nuclei but which will themselves break down and emit more neutrons,
alpha, beta and gamma radiation?

radiation leak is a very simple and misleading description
One should speak of radioactive contamination which
contain the original material Uranium as well as the
fission products like Caesium-137 and Iodine-131 both
again highly radioactive and to be avoided.

These fission products have been detected offshore and on-shore