caesium 137

caesium 137

A radioactive ISOTOPE with a half-life of 30 years used as an implant for radiotherapy.
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Radioactive caesium 137 produced in the surface blasts at sites such as Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean was blown around the world, eventually settling as a blanket on the land's surface.
Any subsequent samples with a lower concentration of caesium 137 will then indicate that erosion has taken place, while samples showing an increase in caesium 137 will point to areas where topsoil has been deposited.
The Royal Free Hospital in London admitted misplacing the caesium 137,after it was used to treat a cancer tumour in March 2001.
The Royal Free Hospital in London admitted misplacing the caesium 137, after it was used to treat a cancer tumour in March 2001.
Vast areas were contaminated with caesium 134 and caesium 137 following the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power station on April 26, 1986 (1).
The Bulgarian Atomic Agency yesterday admitted two cylinders of highly radioactive caesium 137 had been stolen from the Kremikovci smelting plant, just outside the capital Sofia.
He identified six possible targets for terrorists at the plant including tanks holding huge amounts of highly-radioactive caesium 137 - which could easily be hit by a hijacked plane.
He identified six possible terrorist targets at the plant, including tanks with huge amounts of highly-radioactive caesium 137.
Traces of radioactive Caesium 137 were found in her stomach and her 19-year-old daughter is also showing signs of illness.