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Title: Plutonium smoke detectors
Post by: awesomesharpshot999 on January 11, 2021, 09:40:10 PM
hello, does anyone know whether or not it is legal to own plutonium bearing smoke detectors in Russia, Ukraine, Or USA?
Title: Re: Plutonium smoke detectors
Post by: klugesmith on January 11, 2021, 09:59:04 PM
See discussion here:
https://highvoltageforum.net/index.php?topic=478.msg2941

Original post says that stray gamma radiation rate increases with age.
Because the intended Pu-239 or Pu-238 were not properly separated from other radioisotopes.

I know that neutron sources incorporating Pu and Be have important industrial uses in USA,
and must contain a lot more plutonium than those primitive smoke detectors.  But they are very strictly regulated and tracked.




Title: Re: Plutonium smoke detectors
Post by: awesomesharpshot999 on January 11, 2021, 10:02:35 PM
hello, thanks for the answer, but i want to know the legality about owning a sample
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