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    Does your Keg of Beer Glow in the Dark ?

    Radioactive Beer Kegs Menace Public, Boost Costs for Recyclers

    By Jonathan Tirone and Subramaniam Sharma

    Nov. 11 (Bloomberg) -- French authorities made headlines last month when they said as many as 500 sets of radioactive buttons had been installed in elevators around the country. It wasn't an isolated case.

    Improper disposal of industrial equipment and medical scanners containing radioactive materials is letting nuclear waste trickle into scrap smelters, contaminating consumer goods, threatening the $140 billion trade in recycled metal and spurring the United Nations to call for increased screening.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...g9s&refer=home

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    Re: Does your Keg of Beer Glow in the Dark ?

    This is an important issue and reminds me of human remains found in trunks of crushed car bodies and sealed 44 gallon drums at wreckers before they get to the shredder.
    One estimate is the number to be in the thousands each year in America. This was determined by random sampling by the FBI in their effort to solve the spiraling number of unsolved missing person cases.
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    Re: Does your Keg of Beer Glow in the Dark ?

    Used to be radioactive Gold at one time also.


    Should be alot of Radioactive Wedding bands from the 40's out there yet.

    I don't remember the whole Article
    but I believe somewhere in Northern Ohio
    there is a Large Dump with radioactive Gold
    still buried there.

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    Re: Does your Keg of Beer Glow in the Dark ?

    radioactive gold .... now that would be a real rollcoaster rider if you found that with your metal detector ... lots of gold yippy ... what do you mean it's radioactive? My hair?!!!


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    Re: Does your Keg of Beer Glow in the Dark ?

    another one from 99

    ``We melted the gold flakes in a furnace to create gold bars,'' Jenkins said
    in court documents. ``The gold was never surveyed radiologically prior to its
    release, to my knowledge.''

    Jenkins also says he never saw tests performed on nickel and aluminum ingots
    that were hauled out of the plant in trucks. In later years, when plant
    managers did begin screening the metals, many were found to be contaminated,
    he said. Hundreds of nickel ingots are still stored at the plant, too tainted
    to go anywhere, he said.

    A plant report included in the lawsuit filings may shed light on the degree
    of contamination in the gold. In a radiological survey of the plant last
    year, technicians discovered gold flakes inside an old ingot mold used for
    gold recovery. The fish scale-sized flakes were tested and found to emit
    radiation at a rate of 500 millirems an hour, the report said. By comparison,
    the average person receives between 200 and 300 millirems each year from all
    sources, including X-rays, radon gas and cosmic radiation from space.

    ``If you had a wedding ring made out of those flakes you'd be getting twice
    as much radiation in an hour as most people get in a year,'' said Joseph R.
    Egan, a lawyer representing the employees.


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    I wonder if you put one on you become
    Faster than a speeding Turtle.
    More powerful than a lead laced piece of chocolate.
    Able to leap small hedges in a single bound.

    Look! Trying to stand on his Head!
    It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Ring Man!




    & one in SW Ohio

    Drums of radioactive waste sit on concrete pad. Urgently requires shipment to approved
    burial ground, rather than exposed for years to the weather as has been occurring for years. They
    claim to have shipped off 23,000 drums in past two years, but 79,000 remain.

    http://biology.clc.uc.edu/Fankhauser...d/fernald.html


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    Re: Does your Keg of Beer Glow in the Dark ?

    Yep, it's all very scary stuff - and it is real, at least to some degree, which I am familiar with through my 'career'.
    I have always agreed with our Kiwi anti-nuclear stance, because of the inherent waste disposal issue.


    At the same time, I am aware of the fact we have radioactive materials here in New Zealand, to help us.
    So we are not completely 'clean'.
    Mike

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    Re: Does your Keg of Beer Glow in the Dark ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcgearhead
    Let's just put it all on a rocket ship, and send it to the sun. What better way to get rid of it ?
    I'm sure Some Enviromentalist would Complain.

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    Re: Does your Keg of Beer Glow in the Dark ?

    we could use it as enemas for politicians and cure two problems with one solution. siegfried schlagrule
    "We have done so much; for so many; for so long; with so little; that pretty soon we'll be able to do anything; with nothing at all."
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    Re: Does your Keg of Beer Glow in the Dark ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcgearhead
    Jeff,
    That's true ! Even though it would be helping to clean the planet, someone will find some bad in it.
    By the way how does gold get to become radioactive in the first place ? Are there other metals that we use everyday that could have the same problems ? If this stuff is radioactive, couldn't we find some way to use the radioactive part ? Don't we have things that use radioactive material ? We could use the radioactive part out of it, then process the gold ?
    I don't really know how radioactive stuff works, but it sounds like a good idea.
    Gold is used in Hospitals in XRay equipment for one.
    There may be gold used at Nuclear plants.
    Other metals would also be involved.
    But Gold is forever.

    When things need replaced it's got to be dealt with.

    These days it is more then Not Disposed of Safely.
    Buried for a Million years or whatever the shelf
    life is on the Stuff.




    But 60 or so years ago people
    decided they could get some "Free Gold"

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    Re: Does your Keg of Beer Glow in the Dark ?

    Quote Originally Posted by mcgearhead
    Let's just put it all on a rocket ship, and send it to the sun. What better way to get rid of it ?
    If the launch vehicle doesn't make it out of the atmosphere due to failure , think Challenger, we have radioactive waste raining down over a large area.
    Truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it and ignorance may deride it, but, in the end, there it is.

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    Re: Does your Keg of Beer Glow in the Dark ?

    Here is a link to an NRC accident report of a company in Sweetwater, Texas. They make detection devices and accidently cut into a radioactive source when it wasn't pulled from a returned device.... When the tube was saw-cut, the leakage tripped all the detectors in the plant... Some are saying that each piece of paper has to be checked with a detector, not to mention the inability of cleaning their tooling, office equipment, and worker's clothes/health concerns. Removal and dumpsite expenses of what they've found is said to be costing $50 a pound.

    http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-co...0081118en.html

    Bill
    "Chance Favors the Prepared Mind."
    Louis Pasteur

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    Re: Does your Keg of Beer Glow in the Dark ?


    Here is a report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a government branch dealing with radiation leakage.... A lady bought some birthstones from an "online auction" house just last month. When she got the bulk purchase, in with the stones was a metal display watch case that had 3 vials, one still had the contents labled as Radium wrapped in a plastic bag..... WHO WOULD OF THOUGHT :>)


    http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-co...0081205en.html
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