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Record 1 - external organization data 2005-08-10


Subject field(s)
  • Atomic Physics
  • Nuclear Fission Reactors
  • Compartment - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

N-16 and O-19 have short half-lives. These isotopes decay to harmless levels a few minutes after a reactor shut down, allowing access to the equipment.


  • Physique atomique
  • Réacteurs nucléaires de fission
  • Tiroir - Commission canadienne de sûreté nucléaire

L'azote 16 et l'oxygène 19 ont une courte période radioactive. Ces isotopes se désintègrent à des niveaux sans danger quelques minutes après la mise à l'arrêt du réacteur, ce qui permet d'avoir accès à l'équipement.


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