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In Reply to: RE: Vintage Luminosity posted by dean_martin on March 17, 2023 at 06:16:17
Ottawa IL is about 45 minutes SW of me, and I'm there a few times per year with my civil war reenactment group. The 'radium girls' always comes up as a topic at living histories and museum days.
A little less than it was 20 years ago, as most of the folks with first-hand experience with victims have passed on. But still quite a few 'my grandparents used to talk about a sister' who was a victim.
Back for a bit again. Ignore me if you like.
one of the "boutique" watch brands issued a limited edition "Radium Girls" version of one of its watches. I had mixed feelings about it. I appreciated the effort to "remember" those affected, but it seemed a little morbid and exploitative to me.
You jogged my memory of this clean up back in the nineties. A former radium processing plant that went by the wayside with a neighborhood later built up around it. At the time I was working a few blocks away at a school being renovated.
My father used to keep a rock full of asbestos fibers from his time as controller of an asbestos mine.
The science teacher was testing our watches with a giegercounter.
He told this one boy that it would be best if he took his watch off at night ;-)
Keep Your Hands Clean,
To use a baseball metaphor, he had his bases covered.
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