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  Closed Dounreay nuclear site records its highest number of radioactive particles in nearly two decades

. Fifteen radioactive particles have been discovered at a
nuclear site in Scotland that is currently being decommissioned, marking
the highest reported number in nearly two decades.

The particles contained niobium 94, which has a half life of 20,300 years, Americium-241, which has
a half life of 432.2 years, caesium 137, which has a half life of 30 years,
and cobalt 60, which has a half life of around 5.3 years. Eleven of the
finds were categorised as “significant”, which is the highest hazard
level used.

 ENDS 9th Nov 2022

https://www.endsreport.com/article/1804756/closed-nuclear-site-records-its-highest-number-radioactive-particles-nearly-two-decades

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November 11, 2022 - Posted by | environment, radiation, UK

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