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    Elite Member milkman's Avatar
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    Default Re: Are our tractors going to start glowing?

    Quote Originally Posted by DUMBDOG
    If your tractor glowed, it would be easier to find at night.
    And work at night without adding lights.
    Hate is like drinking poison, hoping your enemy will die. unknown author

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    Default Re: Are our tractors going to start glowing?

    Quote Originally Posted by milkman
    The can is open and the worms are out and the rules and regs aren't followed, that is exactly the reason that I have the questions that I do, maybe we need personal geiger counters?
    Actually I share the same sentiments. However, this is a nonpolitical forum so I bite my tongue.

    I will caution however, not to wear Chinese gloves if you are using a compass to find your way out of the woods; the process they use in tanning will cause some mad fluctuations in the North needle.

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    Elite Member milkman's Avatar
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    Default Re: Are our tractors going to start glowing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jstpssng
    That's a can of worms you don't want to open in today's global economy.
    Global economy, does that mean, nothing can be done about the spread of radioactive scrap, nobody cares, it's not harmful, there's lots of discussion and info about global warming, I'd like to know more about this, don't hear much about this and I tend to think it would affect us sooner than global warming.
    Hate is like drinking poison, hoping your enemy will die. unknown author

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    Default Re: Are our tractors going to start glowing?

    Quote Originally Posted by milkman
    Global economy, does that mean, nothing can be done about the spread of radioactive scrap, nobody cares, it's not harmful, there's lots of discussion and info about global warming, I'd like to know more about this, don't hear much about this and I tend to think it would affect us sooner than global warming.
    There are many things which affect us. How do you know the food imported from other countries don't have residue from chemicals we aren't allowed to use?

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    Default Re: Are our tractors going to start glowing?

    Milkman

    If one of my radiation detectors can be made operational I will make some measurements but I would expect that it might barely exceed natural background.

    What many people don't understand is that the natural radiation background is fairly high and if you fly a lot you are getting quite a large radiation dose.

    Vernon
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    Default Re: Are our tractors going to start glowing?

    I see the city I work in ( next to the city i live in ) Just had a 'radiation scare'. Seems a pawnshop bought a rock collection from somebody.. in it was a container of yellowcake ore!!

    Soundguy

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    Default Re: Are our tractors going to start glowing?

    Like texbylea says, the background radiation is probably greater than any significant metal exposure radiation. If you live in higher elevations like Colorado, that radiation exposure is a more significant concern. But than won't stop me or anyone else from living there.

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    Default Re: Are our tractors going to start glowing?

    I have a coffee can full of the glass from the desert floor from the first Atomic bomb test. Maybe I should sell it on eBay? It is mildy radioactive. Not long after I visited the site the government came in and scraped it all up and buried it in a non accessible spot.

    Vernon
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    I found some interesting (SCARY) info, should be on the evening news and Rush should be looking at this.
    YouTube - doug rokke depleted uranium gulf war
    Hate is like drinking poison, hoping your enemy will die. unknown author

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    Default Re: Are our tractors going to start glowing?

    I do not know what the date was, probably in the 50's or 60's, but I read a report about some old x-ray equipment that was sold as scrap from the US, into Mexico. They were able to track the metal, and its distribution in Mexico by the cases of thyroid cancer and leukemia.
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