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Subject: Re: Pulsing an IEC 1,2,3 BANG!!!! (neutron activation)
Date: Oct 13, 7:23 pm
Poster: Jim Lux

On Oct 13, 7:23 pm, Jim Lux wrote:

> I hope the neutron activation story didn't come from a sample of coin or jewelry taken into a lab and dropped into a sealed and shielded proportional counter which can measure vanishingly small trace levels of activation. If so, this could fall back into a small accident catagory.

This is exactly what it was.. The article was published in Friday, 8 October 1999, Los Angeles Times. A link that might work is: http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/19991008/t000090601.html

Probably vanishingly small amounts of activation, but still... any activation at all is quite impressive... inverse square and just nitrogen absorbtion all take their toll, and quite quickly..