November 2011 was the sixtieth anniversary of cobalt 60 being first used to treat cancer successfully in a Canadian woman.
In a Single Spoon… the power of all the world’s radium
So terrifyingly powerful is Cobalt 60 — radio-active offspring of the atom bomb and great new weapon in the fight against cancer — that a single spoonful produces as much radiation as all the radium in the world.
And Cobalt 60 is but one of many radio-active isotopes, spawned by the Atomic Age, that offer benefits and advances in medicine, industry and agriculture. Realization of these promises depends in part on development of economical and versatile materials for shielding the ffhot” isotopes.