From Nuke Professional
May 16, 2016
Cesium 137 (and its shorter lived cousin Cesium 134 with a 2 year half life) is one of the most dangerous nuclear power plant “fission products”.
It goes into muscles, like the heart and does lots of damage quickly.
But the nucleo apes with their 3 pound monkey brains figure, hey this stuff is really cool! Rather than finding another way to track oil shipments, we can add Cesium 137 to oil and use it to track shipments. Then when the oil is burned, the radiation will be spread all over the atmosphere. But is sure is “cool”.
As an example, cesium-137 can be used to monitor the flow of oil in a pipeline. In many cases, more than one oil company may use the same pipeline. How does a receiving station know whose oil is coming through the pipeline? One way to solve that problem is to add a little cesium-137 when a new batch of oil is being sent. The cesium-137 gives off radiation. That radiation can be detected easily by holding a detector at the end of the pipeline. When the detector shows the presence of radiation, a new batch of oil has arrived.
And in true Ape Like form, mankind’s deems is smart to put Cesium 137 into the dirt so that we can measure erosion—–
Cesium-137 is often used in scientific research also. For example, cesium tends to stick to particles of sand and gravel. This fact can be used to measure the speed of erosion in an area. Cesium-137 is injected into the ground at some point. Some time later, a detector is used to see how far the isotope has moved. The distance moved tells a scientist how fast soil is being carried away. In other words, it tells how fast erosion is taking place.
Stock here– this reads more like a death wish than science.