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(The Courier)   Just in case Scotland didn't have enough problems already, now the beaches are radioactive   (thecourier.co.uk) divider line 78
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2009-11-12 07:49:42 AM
FTA: Radioactive material has been found along the coastline for years and is thought to have come from luminous dials for wartime aircraft.

Just how many planes went down off the coast?
 
2009-11-12 07:59:27 AM
 
2009-11-12 08:03:19 AM
FredaDeStilleto: FTA: Radioactive material has been found along the coastline for years and is thought to have come from luminous dials for wartime aircraft.

Just how many planes went down off the coast?


Likely several hundred, and perhaps thousands, when you figure war losses and training accidents, not to mention the possibility that ships sunk might have been carrying a bunch of dials, or perhaps even radium itself for use in those dials.
 
2009-11-12 08:07:10 AM
FredaDeStilleto: FTA: Radioactive material has been found along the coastline for years and is thought to have come from luminous dials for wartime aircraft.

Just how many planes went down off the coast?


Three or four, but those dials were really, really luminous?
 
2009-11-12 08:21:49 AM
dittybopper: FredaDeStilleto: FTA: Radioactive material has been found along the coastline for years and is thought to have come from luminous dials for wartime aircraft.

Just how many planes went down off the coast?

Likely several hundred, and perhaps thousands, when you figure war losses and training accidents, not to mention the possibility that ships sunk might have been carrying a bunch of dials, or perhaps even radium itself for use in those dials.


If that's the case, then every beach in the British Isles must be radioactive. (Plus the beaches off the east coast of the US)
 
2009-11-12 09:11:41 AM
FredaDeStilleto: dittybopper: FredaDeStilleto: FTA: Radioactive material has been found along the coastline for years and is thought to have come from luminous dials for wartime aircraft.

Just how many planes went down off the coast?

Likely several hundred, and perhaps thousands, when you figure war losses and training accidents, not to mention the possibility that ships sunk might have been carrying a bunch of dials, or perhaps even radium itself for use in those dials.

If that's the case, then every beach in the British Isles must be radioactive. (Plus the beaches off the east coast of the US)


That's probably likely.

The amount of extra radiation is probably very slightly above background levels for that area and not a concern health-wise. Probably less than what you would receive naturally living at high altitudes.

It might even have a natural cause.
 
2009-11-12 09:15:16 AM
That makes since, as their neither uptight nor unattracted.
 
2009-11-12 11:02:19 AM
In other news Scotland has beaches.
 
2009-11-12 11:34:56 AM
Heh. I remember when they still sold that glow-in-the-dark luminescent paint for your models...kids would use it for anything but model painting and get it all over their skin.
 
2009-11-12 11:42:02 AM
I blame rabbit poop.
 
2009-11-12 11:49:15 AM
FYI: YOU are radioactive.
 
2009-11-12 11:49:48 AM
remember there have been nuclear submarine accidents and Chernobyl too. scotland may just be in the perfect spot to receive the flush from the Baltic and North Seas.
 
2009-11-12 11:50:03 AM
gopher321: Heh. I remember when they still sold that glow-in-the-dark luminescent paint for your models...kids would use it for anything but model painting and get it all over their skin.

Wow. I haven't thought about that stuff in years. My friends and I would steal our brother's paint and use it on our fingernails.
/worried about radio-active hand
 
2009-11-12 11:52:35 AM
"Angus! I wen't doon tae the water to fish last night and dinnae even need a light! Do ye ken that happenin' before?"
 
2009-11-12 11:53:05 AM
I hate these articles. they never tell you how much radiation, just that there's radiation. well no shiat. There's radiation everywhere. give us some numbers, dammit.
 
2009-11-12 11:53:31 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com

I tell you Herman, that device is just a sham. I keep trying to get uranium out of sea water and all it comes up with is gold.
 
2009-11-12 11:54:06 AM
1lastcall: gopher321: Heh. I remember when they still sold that glow-in-the-dark luminescent paint for your models...kids would use it for anything but model painting and get it all over their skin.

Wow. I haven't thought about that stuff in years. My friends and I would steal our brother's paint and use it on our fingernails.
/worried about radio-active hand


You can read about the radium girls here.
 
2009-11-12 11:56:07 AM
"It's where we do our radio activities."

Next, they'll be feeding tourists misleading gum.
 
2009-11-12 11:56:27 AM
is it related to the giant blancmanges?
 
Biv
2009-11-12 11:59:18 AM
If it's not Scottish, it's crap!!
 
2009-11-12 12:00:29 PM
"radio, radio, radio, radio-active."
 
2009-11-12 12:01:45 PM
Dalgety Bay eh? I'm sure it's got nothing to do with all those Nuclear Subs that were refitted/decommissioned at the Rosyth yard 2 miles along the coast.

Or indeed this (new window).
 
2009-11-12 12:02:34 PM
Real men wear kilts!


/radioactive men too apparently
 
2009-11-12 12:02:54 PM
Nanny state at work.
 
2009-11-12 12:03:49 PM
I think that some former Sov states are using their own version of Yucca Mountain called the ocean.
 
2009-11-12 12:04:45 PM
TheShavingofOccam123: scotland may just be in the perfect spot to receive the flush from the Baltic and North Seas.

That would seem to explain a lot.
 
2009-11-12 12:05:14 PM
It needs to be Put in perspective.
 
2009-11-12 12:07:17 PM
No worries, just throw some goggles on, you'll be fine.
 
2009-11-12 12:08:02 PM
www.thesimpsons.com

Groundskeeper Willie: do you have any grease?
Lunchlady Doris: Yes. Yes we do.
Groundskeeper Willie: Then grease me up woman!
Lunchlady Doris: Okey dokey.
 
2009-11-12 12:11:49 PM
I doubt anyone would go swimming off a Scottish beach. The North Sea and the northern extremes of the Atlantic Ocean, you'd die of exposure before the radioactivity would even hit your skin.
 
2009-11-12 12:18:47 PM
Thought it would be Dounreay, with its famous exploding waste shaft. Apparently not though, this is an entirely different radioactive beach.
 
2009-11-12 12:20:29 PM
I doubt anyone would go swimming off a Scottish beach. The North Sea and the northern extremes of the Atlantic Ocean, you'd die of exposure before the radioactivity would even hit your skin.

There are palm trees on the western coast of Scotland, the progenitor seeds of which were carried from tropical areas by the Gulf Stream. Palm tress only grow in clement climates. Scotland needs a Florida tag.

/ 1/4 Scottish so I'm only 3/4's crap.
 
2009-11-12 12:21:45 PM
Take some Rad-X first.
 
2009-11-12 12:22:55 PM
GIS for "radioactive scottish women" finds signs, pie charts, guidos, and this:
img81.imageshack.us
 
2009-11-12 12:23:41 PM
dbirchall: Three or four, but those dials were really, really luminous?

Which in retrospect is probably why they were shot down so easily.
 
2009-11-12 12:26:29 PM
Well, the Russians dropped enough sonar buoys in the water so you could walk from Greenland, to Iceland, to Scotland without getting your feet wet. Maybe that has something to do with it.

www.filmdope.com
 
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2009-11-12 12:26:49 PM
"With doutfull hert amang the rokkis blake,
My feble bote full fast to stere and rowe,
Helples, allone, the wynter nyght I wake,
To wayte the wynd that furthward suld me throwe.
O empti saile, quhare is the wynd suld blowe"

- 'James I of Scotland, The Kingis Quair'

/Maybe it's from rotting ships, nuclear half-life and all...
 
2009-11-12 12:28:13 PM
The trouble with Scotland is that it's full of Scots.
 
2009-11-12 12:29:19 PM
radioman_: Palm tress only grow in clement climates. Scotland needs a Florida tag.

If they are cultivated those bastards will grown anywhere.

Scotland has a wet, cold, dark, miserable climate. Even I find it harsh and I'm from Ireland.
 
2009-11-12 12:30:18 PM
As far as I'm concerned, the only great thing to ever come off a Scottish beach is Laphroaig Scotch whisky. If anything, the radioactivity adds to the flavor.
 
2009-11-12 12:33:07 PM
Doesn't see a problem

blog.blinkbox.com
 
2009-11-12 12:47:40 PM
theland.antgear.com

OtitisMEDIA: The trouble with Scotland is that it's full of Scots cesium.
 
2009-11-12 01:10:18 PM
Wasn't there some B&W B-horror/sci-fi film (50's or 60's) with a similar plot?
 
2009-11-12 01:14:27 PM
Well, there's only one thing to do now: create a mutant research center.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2009-11-12 01:18:14 PM
dittybopper: Hey, it's a step up from having an island contaminated because it was used to test Anthrax bombs.

I have vague memories of going on vacay in the early 80's with my family and arsing around in the very shallow water near Gruinard, my dad saying 'Yeah, it's probably ok'.

Dalgety Bay sucks.
 
2009-11-12 01:21:10 PM
radioman_: There are palm trees on the western coast of Scotland, the progenitor seeds of which were carried from tropical areas by the Gulf Stream. Palm tress only grow in clement climates. Scotland needs a Florida tag.

Dalgety Bay is on the east coast, more or less directly north of Edinburgh, where it's dark, cold and rainy. No palm trees. Nobody would swim there for long. Not without dying, at least.
 
2009-11-12 01:24:11 PM
well......how's the fresh water beaches?
 
2009-11-12 01:45:47 PM
Glowing Scotsmen will at least give the sheep a fair warning each night.
 
2009-11-12 02:07:19 PM
It's shiate to be Scottish.
 
2009-11-12 02:27:04 PM
In before sheep references!
 
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