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This is a joke, right?

Enriched uranium and Neptunium-237 in a middle school?

Was it environmental, or a pile of material per photo? Did someone picking up a kid lose some spent rods from their pocket?

Did a kid place an order with United Nuclear for the science fair?

I just....
apologies, I should have said pellets, not rods. i don't think anyone has 12-foot-long pockets...
There are low levels near the place where uranium was enriched until 2001... and this part of the article is horribly written - which site is DOE talking about the low levels at - the plant, or the school?

What levels were detected in the school?
The Trump administration has known about the presence of enriched uranium and neptunium in this middle school since 2017, and only released the report 2 years later... after 5 students contracted cancer (and 3 died?)

More info in this article.



I suppose it's good that it wasn't Americum-242, since that's more useful for weapons production; 242 has a much smaller critical mass than 241.

But the 432y half-life kinda sucks.
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