Lead-lined radioactive material container

Made:
1970-1990 in United Kingdom
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Lead-lined container for transporting radioactive material
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Lead-lined container for transporting radioactive material
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Lead-lined container for transporting radioactive material
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Lead-lined container for transporting radioactive material
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Lead-lined container for transporting radioactive material
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Lead-lined container for transporting radioactive material
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Lead-lined container for transporting radioactive material
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Lead-lined container for transporting radioactive material
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Lead-lined container for transporting radioactive material, unsigned, United Kingdom, 1970-1990

Now decontaminated, this lead container was used to transport radioactive substances. The radioactive rays could not travel through the lead. Working with radioactive materials such as radium and cobalt-60 could cause the

same condition they are used to eliminate: cancer. Careful disposal at the end of treatment prevents their harmful effects seeping into the environment.

Details

Category:
Radiomedicine
Object Number:
1994-67
Materials:
lead (metal), steel (metal), paper (fibre product) and aluminium (metal)
Measurements:
overall: 500 mm 520 mm, 51 kg
type:
container
credit:
AEA Technology, Harwell