Moo juiced?I live in Northern California, where forest-biomass power plants are common ("Radiation Redux Refers to being brought back, revived or restored. From the Latin "reducere." : Forest fives remobilize fallout from bomb tests," SN: 7/15/06, p. 38). One power plant takes the ashes that result and places them where cows forage. I'm wondering to what level of concentration this process will accumulate the cesium cesium (sē`zēəm) [Lat.,=bluish gray], a metallic chemical element; symbol Cs; at. no. 55; at. wt. 132.9054; m.p. 28.4°C;; b.p. 669.3°C;; sp. gr. 1.873 at 20°C;; valence +1. in organic dairy products. JESSE NOELL, EUREKA, CALIF.
The amount of radioactive cesium-137 taken up by trees is small, and the amount taken up by grass fertilized fer·til·ize
v. fer·til·ized, fer·til·iz·ing, fer·til·iz·es
1. To cause the fertilization of (an ovum, for example).
2. with ash from those trees would be even smaller, says geochemist Mark Fuhrmann of the Brookhaven National Laboratory Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientific research center, at Upton (town of Brookhaven), Long Island, N.Y. It was founded in 1947 by Associated Universities, a management corporation sponsored by nine eastern U.S. universities. in Upton, N.Y.--S. PERKINS