posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 10:52 PM
Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
Right, once you get irradiated you stay irradiated or radio active.
Yes everything holding the radiation becomes radioactive as US subs use water
to circulate heat to keep the radioactivity down from other parts in the circulation.
That is why the so called atomic plane was a Tesla craft in power plant and would
go his estimated 300 miles per second as he said in 1915 but was unable to carry
ordinary weapons, sorry Hitler, but the propulsion waves would explode weapons
as the Foo tried on the B17s.
I'm not going to touch the Tesla stuff; that way lies insanity.
But for the other, I can't tell whether you are serious or being sarcastic. As it happens, there're two good ways to "irradiate" (to impart
radiation upon; to make radioactive) something: to mix it with radioactive dust or solution and allow the radioactive stuff to mix with or lodge in
the object, and secondly to expose it to neutrons and "neutron activate" it, which makes its atoms radioactive.
The first is easy, just sprinkle the dust or liquid around. It is the terror behind the dirty bomb, and of fallout. It is what made the ships in the
target fleet at crossroads/baker so radioactive, as the nuke in the ocean dropped radioactive sea salt all over the ships. First scrubbing washed
away half of the radioactivity, but that is the best they got. On ships they guard against this by spraying water all over before the nuke, and the
radioactive sea water can't invade to leave salt behind.
Neutron activation is what made the sea salt radioactive in the first place; neutrons from the blast convert normal sodium-23 to sodium-24, which is
rather violently radioactive. Fortunately for the earth, the water, atmospheric gases and silicon (a major component of the Earth) are not amenable to
activation. Contaminated water can be purified by distillation. Generally, metals activate easily; other elements don't. Exceptions: chromium,
platinum, titanium, iron don't, chlorine, phophorus, selenium do.
Irradiation isn't forever; no radiation phenomenon is; that sodium-24 mentioned above decays with a half-life of 15 hours, so it is reduced in
intensity 1000x after 6 days. All radioactive materials decay, the more intense ones the fastest. Water can't activate, but it can dissolve, and
carry that sodium around.