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The exempt quantity amount of Polonium-210, or any of the radioactive isotopes sold is so small that they are essentially invisible to the human eye.
In the case of needle sources, the radioactive material is electroplated on the inside of the eye of a needle.
You would need about 15,000 of our Polonium-210 needle sources
at a total cost of about $1 million - to have a toxic amount.
The type of Polonium-210 sold emits alpha radiation, which can't
penetrate the skin, but is deadly if swallowed, depending on the
amount ingested. The Polonium available on United Nuclear's site
can be purchased without a license because the level of
radioactivity, 0.1 microcurie, does not pose a danger, a
spokesman for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.
"At that level, it's exempt from licenses," NRC spokesman David
McIntyre said. "At any exempt quantity, it's not considered a
Originally posted by cheepnis
Yeah only dangerous if you slap one of these $69 triggers to an A-bomb.
No UFOs here. Just terrorist enablers.
Originally posted by Spiderj
I don't think there's anything ufological or conspiratoral about bob lazar being mentioned in the article.
I just think there probably aren't many websites or places that actually sell polonium.
Originally posted by CasualOne
It is illegal to sell and ship radioactives from the States.
Originally posted by CasualOne Still, no journalistic reason to even bring United Nuclear/Bob Lazar into the story.