[ExI] EP and Peak oil.
hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Fri Apr 4 18:33:30 UTC 2008
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 7:42 AM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 2:59 PM, Keith Henson wrote:
> > Why does it scare you? Unless you take the trouble to make plutonium
> > without Pu 240 in it, the stuff isn't suitable for bombs. (The 240
> > makes it detonate prematurely, with much less yield.) The problem is
> > you can make pure Pu 239 if you set up to do so.
> No. You mean 'the stuff isn't *ideal* for bombs'.
> It still makes a pretty big nuclear explosion and terrorists aren't
It might be noted that with the resources of a country (of sorts) the
North Koreans got one made out of spent reactor fuel to go off with an
estimated yield of 0.4 kt. That's not much of a nuke, but I agree it
would make a hell of a mess in a city.
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