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  1. #1 Space suit vs nuclear reactor leak 
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    Are space suit sufficient to stop radiation from a reactor disaster like there is in japan?


    (I hope japanese robotics experts can design versatile humanoid robots that can be remotley operated so these could be sent in to fix the next reactor that craps out instead of humans)


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    No. It could prevent contamination with radioactive dust, but conventional respirators and anti-contamination clothing work for that, too. It wouldn't stop the gamma radiation. That needs thick layers of lead.


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