Examples of radioactive scrap

Radiation in scrap metal


sextant
Very beautiful piece - called a sextant (or sextant) as you wish - and the calls. Often found in apartments seasoned sea dogs as toys wall. Scale devices issued to 70s, performed using a continuous phosphor-based salts radium-226 (Ra-226). The gamma rays can be seen on the instrument (natural background - 0.1 mSv / h).
Hazard: The possibility of contamination by radium and its daughter products of decay of hands, clothes and all that you want. Home - radon gas, which is released from this device gets into the lungs. What do absolutely not worth it: miss his bare hands, disassemble, otkolupyvat paint and rather to drag home ...
icing sensor
Icing sensor type RIO-3. Can meet on the ground, repair shops and even on the roof of your home. Contains a very decent source on the basis of strontium-90 (Sr-90).
Dosimeter feels it is already on the meter. What to do and not to do - see above. Pleasantness of this device consists in the fact that if it is not destroyed - it is possible to protect screen, the gas is not released, pollution will not be ...
clock
Diving watch. All that to say about them, described in the section about a sextant ...
But this little thing, also containing the SPD with radium-226 generally unknown purpose ...
Here's an interesting eksponatik ... Maybe meet in military locations, parts GO RKHBZ well, and generally just in scrap metal - sizes can be different - a little more but the form is about the same. Inside there is a source based on cesium-137 (Cs-137).
Meddle to such tricks closer than a meter is not necessary. The dose rate in centimeters from such sources can be calculated from one or more roentgens per hour. (pictured - 1.2 R / h) to apply (and are used) such sources in a ruler for calibration of dosimeters ...
container
Laboratory container. Inside can be everything.
This container uncle used as an anchor to the boat when fishing went ...
aim
These things - tips on sights Kalashnikov assault rifle for shooting at night. SPD uses the same based on radium-226. There are a huge number of small arms in the warehouses. The dose rate at the centimeter - to 6 mR / h ...
aim
Sight Mortar ...
But still - that thing - from gamma-therapeutic apparatus BEAM-1, first registration - 1968. Half-ton depleted uranium. Within a cobalt-60 (Co-60). Activity - 4800 Curie ...
It's a miracle - is none other than the block gamma source such as E.
E - probably because Estonian, produced at the Tallinn instrument-making plant, sold all isotopes of the country (including Tashkent)
There are 4 types - E-1M, E- 2M, 3M-E, E-4M.
The easiest - 4 - 40 kg, and 1 - 160. A serious thing - a dose rate in the beam from it by 1 meter can reach 1.5 - 2 roentgen per hour. Cesium-137 (Cs-137).
Attention!!! these things can occur even where a radiation heard only by hearsay - here is a little list of places where they have seen:
Mines, boilers, conveyor lines of mining and processing industries, bunker, cement factories, crushing plants, water tanks, conveyors Distillery, laboratory ...
But caught in scrap metal. BGI-60 - the appointment - the same as "A" - see above. A source of - cesium-137 activity of about 0.2 Curie - EDR at 1 cm from the source - about 200 R / h.
From block - 4 mR / h ... Weigh - 56 kg, here someone on a scrap and passed ...

(An excerpt from the site www.fishki.net )

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