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radioactive wood pellets

Post in 'The Wood Shed' started by BucksCoBernie, Jun 14, 2009.

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  1. BucksCoBernie

    BucksCoBernie New Member

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    no alarms in the states or canada but still interesting.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/italylithuaniaenergyenvironmentnuclear

    ROME (AFP) – An Italian court has ordered the recall of 10,000 tonnes of wood fuel pellets imported from Lithuania over fears that they could have dangerous levels of radioactivity, newspapers reported on Sunday.

    The alarm was raised after someone in the northern Aosta Valley region, who had bought the pellets, sent them for analysis because they did not burn well.

    The results showed that they contained caesium 137, a highly toxic radioactive substance normally produced by a nuclear explosion or from the combustion of a nuclear reactor.

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  2. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    That's what you call really hot stuff...
  3. madrone

    madrone Minister of Fire

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    It's for those new multi-fuel stoves. wood/coal/nuclear
  4. Corey

    Corey Minister of Fire

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    Lithuania is just a couple hundred miles north west of Chernobyl - maybe they got into some growth contaminated from the meltdown. You'd have to be a pretty hard core wood burner to send pellets out for a test just because they weren't burning well, even more bizarre to say, "oh, and scan for radioisotopes, too!"
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