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Grand Canyon tourists exposed to radiation?

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For nearly two decades at the Grand Canyon in Arizona, tourists, employees, and children on tours passed by three paint buckets stored in the national park's museum collection building, unaware that they were being exposed to radiation.

Although federal officials learned last year that the 5-gallon containers were brimming with uranium ore and then removed the radioactive specimens, the park's safety director alleges nothing was done to warn park workers or the public that they might have been exposed to unsafe levels of radiation.

In a rogue email sent to all Park Service employees on Feb. 4, Elston "Swede" Stephenson — the safety, health and wellness manager — described the alleged cover-up as "a top management failure" and warned of possible health consequences.

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2019/02/18/grand-canyon-tourists-exposed-radiation-safety-manager-says/2905358002/

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DarkHunter

Only problem with that is uranium ore is approximately as radioactive as bananas and if I remember correctly most of the radiation from uranium ore is alpha radiation that doesnt penetrate the top layer of skin, an inch or two of air stops alpha radiation or a single piece of paper.  

Ultimately it's more fear mongering and probably an attemp to make money by a lawsuit

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Gromdor
47 minutes ago, DarkHunter said:

Only problem with that is uranium ore is approximately as radioactive as bananas and if I remember correctly most of the radiation from uranium ore is alpha radiation that doesnt penetrate the top layer of skin, an inch or two of air stops alpha radiation or a single piece of paper.  

Ultimately it's more fear mongering and probably an attemp to make money by a lawsuit

Yeah, it's pretty mild compared to it's byproducts.  That being said, it still isn't something you should have buckets of lying around.

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