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They are building some new council flats near me and I was chatting with the foreman who told me that they were using wood pellets for heating as well as solar panels. You'd all be impressed with the places 90 sq.m.; three bedrooms, 15sq.m. terrace with view of the alps and rent half of the market rate.

However the foreman told me he'd just been involved in another project - some purchasers of a chalet in the Haute Savoie (think les Revenants) asked him to control the wood the chalet was built with. It turns out it was imported from Eastern Europe (Ukraine?) and is radioactive. He didn't know how dangerous it was but had been involved in a quote for replacing the affected parts of the building.

Something to watch out for along with the asbestos checks if purchasing a wooden building. My neighbour works in wood imports and has a geiger counter, I just thought she was paranoid. Obviously not. Chinese pottery, porcelain can also be dangerously radioactive.

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When I bring the truck back through Dover there is a radiation detector and rather strangely, a trailer load of bananas always sets it off.

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When I bring the truck back through Dover there is a radiation detector and rather strangely, a trailer load of bananas always sets it off.

They're rich in potassium, and hence have a high potassium-40 count. I think there are other food-stuffs that have an even higher content.

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They're rich in potassium, and hence have a high potassium-40 count. I think there are other food-stuffs that have an even higher content.

G00gle for "Banana Equivalent Dose" for some bead-time reading.

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They're rich in potassium, and hence have a high potassium-40 count. I think there are other food-stuffs that have an even higher content.

Brazil Nuts are naturally high in Uranium and Radium

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Nuclear hysteria legacy: TPTB worry about radiation levels with the health risk of a road where one petrol car passes per month.

Even as far back as the '70s, nuclear regulation was so strict that BNFL was barred from disposing of a consignment of luminous watches.

Go up Dartmoor and the natural radiation of the granite will send your geiger counter off the scale!

Etcetera.

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