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Radiation Poisoning    The History, Causes, Effects and Solutions   Brian, John, Kaushik and Udit
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History/Discovery  Marie Curie can largely be credited for the discovery and  our understanding of radiation.  Nikolai Tesla exposed his hands to X-rays and described  the burns he received afterwards.   Radiation Poisoning is caused by excessive exposure to  ionized radiation. 
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Causes of Radiation External Nuclear Weapons Spaceflight Internal Ingestion and Inhalation
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The Bombing of Hiroshima The atomic bomb that exploded 580 meters above  Hiroshima was powered by the splitting of 855  grams of uranium. The energy released was  equivalent to 15,000 tons of TNT.  The splitting of uranium nuclei generated both initial  radiation (gamma rays and neutrons) and residual  radiation.  The bomb created a high-temperature, high- pressure, fireball which grew to a diameter of  approximately 410 meters one second after  detonation. The fireball emitted intense thermal rays  for up to three seconds and continued to glow for  approximately ten seconds. The shock wave at the  leading edge of the blast traveled 11 kilometers in 30  seconds.
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Earthquake in Japan Fukushima Nuclear  Accident Causes Effects Costs
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Environmental Affects  Affects Plants Animals Microbes Longevity in the Environment Varies
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