Re: Radioactive material on CV990 ?

Date:         03 Nov 97 02:18:53 
From:         Ian McAndrew <imcandrew@outrigg.demon.co.uk>
References:   1
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

In article <airliners.1997.2462@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Marc Schaeffer
<marcmsc@geocities.com> writes
>Are there other examples where radioactive materials are employed in
>civil a/c ?

Quite a few I believe, but the point I wish to make it is that the
uranium used is depleted uranium. As natural uranium is not highly
radioactive to start with, it follows that depleted uranium is even less
so. Relative to the radiation one receives during a flight from cosmic
sources, the amount from this uranium is virtually nil.
--
Ian McAndrew