Leaving the container sealed, four experts from the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute in Tokyo measured gamma rays and detected cesium 137
in one section of the 6-meter-long, 2.
In a plan for utilizing nuclear byproducts submitted to a House Armed Services subcommittee in 1983, the department stated, "The measure of success [in the program] will be the degree to which this technology is implemented industrially and the subsequent demand created for cesium 137
The spectrometer, developed over 10 years by Hamby and Abi Farsoni, an assistant professor in the College of Engineering, can quickly tell the type and amount of radionuclides that are present in something like a soil sample-contaminants such as cesium 137
or strontium 90-that were produced from reactor operations.
One container is holding cesium 137
while the other two hold cobalt 57.
By using ordinary electricity, Titan's system provides a safer, more environmentally friendly alternative to the use of radioactive elements such as Cobalt 60 or Cesium 137
Prefectural governments across the nation would be instructed to use their existing monitoring facilities to measure the quantities of particles of such radioactive substances as cesium 137
and strontium 90, according to the officials at the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.