Rob Ixer <[log in to unmask]> wrote (in <LISTSERV%2003083016563959@JIS
CMAIL.AC.UK>) about 'eye sores - Cornwall', on Sat, 30 Aug 2003:
>Perhaps I was a bit inexact. What I meant was that gramme for gramme
>uranites and uranates are just as radiogenic/toxic as pitchblende. At
>least - I think that's what I mean.
You would realise that is wrong if you think about it. Pitchblende is
UO2, while autunite, for example, is Ca(UO2)2(PO4)2.10H2O. The
proportion of mass that is U is much less.
Regards, John Woodgate, OOO - Own Opinions Only. http://www.jmwa.demon.co.uk
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