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Nov28-11, 04:28 PM
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Quote Quote by sean_omahoney View Post

What would happen if you were to touch nuclear waste out of a plant?

(It's my homework assignment.)

You wouldn't be able to. A rad engineering co-worker of mine once did a calculation: if you placed an unshielded spent fuel assembly at one end of a football field, and starting from the other end, ran right towards it, you would drop dead of radiation poisoning at about the 15 yard line.