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Strontium-90

Similar term(s): Sr-90.

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Strontium-90 is one of the radioactive fission materials created within a nuclear reactor during its operation. It remains radioactive for a long period of time and can contaminate property, requiring extensive cleanup. Since strontium can be absorbed into the food chain, it also poses a potential cancer-causing risk.

Strontium-90 has a half-life of over 28 years.

Source: GreenFacts

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Isotopes

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