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Plutonium smoke detectors
« 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?

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Re: Plutonium smoke detectors
« Reply #1 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.




« Last Edit: January 11, 2021, 10:06:05 PM by klugesmith »

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Re: Plutonium smoke detectors
« Reply #2 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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