One million disintegrations per minute!

Actually 1.1 million, on my hottest LAS (large area smear) during today’s work in a Radiation/Contamination Area.  That’s a lot, right?  As usual, the answer is, “yes and no”.  Yes, if you ate that smear we’d have slightly heightened concerns about your health a few decades from now.  (Any questions regarding your sanity would, sadly, be already answered.)

 But no, that activity scarcely contributed to the dose I picked up, which was 0.3 millirem of gamma ( and probably o.3 to 0.5 mrem of neutron, but that will forever be a guess; my neutron TLD cannot hope to identify such a relatively small dose.)

Anyway, today was exactly like Monday and Tuesday except busier and far more exhausting.  Oh yeah, I’m also trying to sleep with the new C-PAP device, and failing miserably.  So this post is probably the last the Internet will see of me today.  Apologies if that means I’m late (er, later than usual) in responding to any comments. 

Should I drop the reminder that some or most of you can in fact post on this blog yourselves?  And if you can’t but would like to, just say so in the comments below.  Apart from making sure you’re a carbon-based lifeform and not a spamimal (an evil silicon-based entity composed entirely of spam) you will soon join the glamorous world of unpaid digital opinionating.

About wormme

I've accepted that all of you are socially superior to me. But no pretending that any of you are rational.
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