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Old 10-14-2021, 10:30 AM   #11
Fred Brackin
Join Date: Aug 2007
Default Re: GURPS effects of exposure to a nuclear fuel source

Originally Posted by Michael Thayne View Post
For the kind of plot that's bouncing around in my head, maybe I should use a Strontium-90 RTG.ol.
I can't help you with Anthony's math but when I google Strontium-90 I get a beta decay with an energy of .5 MEV and then a 2,2 MEV beta particle from subsequent decay of a Yttrium byproduct.

Usually beta particles have so little pentration that you don't bother calculating their effects. Strontium is different because it mimics calcium and binds to bones producing bone cancer and leukemia...... eventually.

So in the probable time frame of your adventure the effects might be nothing with very serious long-term effects significiantly later..
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