# Something for the Groups Problem Solvers:

• posted on October 17, 2009, 7:14 am

Photo: Echoforsberg/Flickr This can't be healthy.
Researchers have discovered radioactive rabbit poop spread around a shuttered nuclear facility in the state of Washington. In September they flew a helicopter above nearly 16 square miles of land looking for the offending droppings, a result of rabbits licking radioactive salts found in underground lairs dug near buried waste barrels. The researchers flew a helicopter equipped with a radiation detector, looking for the rabbit poop so that it can be cleaned up.
About 50 million gallons of liquid waste from Cold War-era plutonium production were stored in a 13 square mile area in large tanks over 40 years ago. Those tanks also included radioactive cesium and strontium salts which are apparently irresistible to those of the rabbit persuasion.
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/10/09/Radioactive-rabbit-scat-cleaned-up/UPI-72121255064343 /
HANFORD, Wash., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- A helicopter conducted an aerial search for slightly radioactive jackrabbit scat at the Hanford nuclear site in Washington state, officials said.
Finding and removing the scat would have taken months with a ground survey, experts say. The helicopter, equipped with radiation detectors and working 80 feet in the air, completed the survey in a few weeks, SeattlePI.com reported.
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• posted on October 17, 2009, 11:46 pm
Don Ocean wrote:

http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2009/10/09/Radioactive-rabbit-scat-cleaned-up/UPI-72121255064343/

I see a new source of nuclear fuel..........
TDD
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• posted on October 18, 2009, 7:19 am
The Daring Dufas wrote:

Maybe a converted corn or pellet burner?
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• posted on October 18, 2009, 9:06 pm
Don Ocean wrote:

Well, nuclear power plants use fuel rods loaded with pellets. *snicker*
TDD
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