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Radioactive Mercurial Alligators Once Roamed SRS



Once upon a time, radioactive alligators roamed the ponds and swamps near the Savannah River Site.

After a decades-long clean-up at the nuclear facility, the wildlife in the area are no longer radioactive, but the alligators in particular remain the source of scientific toxicity studies.

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  1. “…scientists knew that the waste created from harnessing the atom was the most toxic of substances on Earth.” Given the choice sitting for 30 minutes in a room with an open beaker containing one cubic centimeter of: a. Polonium-210, b. VX nerve agent, c. botulinum toxin, or d. dimethycadmium, which would you choose?

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