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NHK is reporting that the US specialists have told the Japanese SDF that radioactive Caesium attaches to the paint used on military helicopters and trucks especially easily. military vehicles and crew need their radiation levels monitoring especially thoroughly


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Apr 2nd, 2011 at 09:10:22 AM EST
helicopters used to spray and monitor  reactors have readings of several hundred microsieverts around engine intakes, mechanics are having to work in radiation suits, and special  machines used to hoover round those points before people can work on those machines.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Apr 2nd, 2011 at 09:24:13 AM EST
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Spraying 1/8" screens with that paint and stacking them several high at intervals might make an effective cesium absorber.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Apr 2nd, 2011 at 02:17:04 PM EST
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