Make Radiation Glow?

Glowing Light Bulb

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Mark Flanagan, contributor to NEI notes, reports on an interesting project, which is currently in the theoretical stages, to make radiation glow. According to cable news, one in three Americans live close enough to nuclear power plants to potentially put them in harm’s way should radiation leak from the plant into the environment. Citizen activists demand that radiation be dyed, so that it can be seen. Mr. Flanagan points out various reasons why dying radiation is not possible nor would it be visible to the naked eye, but glowing radiation might be a solution.

Learn more about glowing radiation from NEI’s Nuclear Notes Blog.