A further concern is a fear that the facility will be used to irradiate food.
Apparently the US Army spent twenty years trying to make a dirty bomb and they gave up, because they couldn't get it to irradiate anyone.
Cobalt 60 and Cesium 137 are the radiation sources used to irradiate food.
Seeds of wild type and uvh1-2 were gamma irradiated at 10 krad.
In fact, American astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle have eaten irradiated beef, pork and smoked turkey.
The samples were irradiated at the Radiation Center of Oregon State University, USA.
Then, using an electron accelerator, the researchers irradiated the fragments with electron beams.
Depending on which elements are being tested for, the samples are irradiated with energetic neutrons.
There has been talk of evaporative heat and irradiation, but I I doubt New Zealand would accept irradiated fruit.
Protein irradiated in the absence of sensitizers did not show any additional bands on the gel.