- Jul 1, 2007
Marlene is indeed living in London at this time, and even has a role in an upcoming film made at the Pinewood studios.
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Thanx for that explenation. I presumed correctly the meaning, but did not knew exectly what the abriviations stood for.trekaddict said:TTL = This Time Line, OTL = Our or Original Time Line
Mining should be relatively safe. Natural uranium is mostly composed of U-238, which is practically benign. Radioactive decay releases alpha radiation (helium nuclei) which is easy to block (a sheet of paper will do). Also the half-life of U-238 is very long, almost 4.5 billion years IIRC, which means it doesn't release much of it. You could probably sleep on a bed made of uranium-238 for your whole life without suffering any health problems.trekaddict said:Well, I researched the Uranium mining and Radiation sickness and to my shame couldn't find exact figures for exposure from mining alone. My Google skills are too low.
Don't worry, this AAR is good anywayI made this up because there is no way I am going to send any of my characters into the vincinity of a poorly protected reactor pile.
I think you could use some OTL accidents - some pretty horrible ones happened in America during the development of their bomb. Doesn't matter, reallytrekaddict said:As said, my knowledge of Nuclear Power is limited. I knew that the mining of U-238 is relatively save, and that the accident was stretching it a bit, but other than that...
Never maind! It's also WOW almost 1000 post!trekaddict said:Two things: The next update will be considerably better, at least I hope so as I won't rush things simply to get it over with as with this one. Secondly: Wow, almost 20000 views.
Cool! *off to find U-238 beds in the IKEA catalog*Winner said:You could probably sleep on a bed made of uranium-238 for your whole life without suffering any health problems.
Had a mate who worked on the Namibian uranium mines as I recall they didn't worry at all about radioactivity, just the normal mining risks of explosions, being hit by a digger, etc.trekaddict said:I knew that the mining of U-238 is relatively save, and that the accident was stretching it a bit, but other than that...
El Pip said:Had a mate who worked on the Namibian uranium mines as I recall they didn't worry at all about radioactivity, just the normal mining risks of explosions, being hit by a digger, etc.
Conversely the chaps on the Cornish Tin Mines did worry about radiation, mainly from the Radon gas associated with the granite. Before proper ventilation it got through quite a few miners a year from slow low level radiation poisoning, so if the fans stopped for too long, too often people got a bit nervous.
Random mining related ramble, but then I get so few chances I have to grab them when I can.
I wasn't trying to point out any mistakes, I just enjoyed the excuse to use the mining degree I did.trekaddict said:I'm going to change it then. I might add that as long as it doesn't become pedantery you are free to point out any scientific mistakes that I am bound to make.