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Low-Cost Air Transport of Radioactive Substances to South Africa

Nature volume 166, pages 110111 (15 July 1950) | Download Citation

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THE Atomic Energy Act 1948 of the Union of South Africa gave the Atomic Energy Board the sole right to import into the Union artificially made radioactive elements. The Board has designated the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research as its agent in this matter, and as a result its subordinate organisation, the National Physical Laboratory, has had to consider the problem of bringing into the Union, over a distance of six thousand miles, considerable quantities of radioactive elements the lives of which are so short that air transport is the only possible method.

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  1. South African National Physical Laboratory, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria. May 10.

    • E. C. HALLIDAY
    •  & TIKVAH ALPER

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