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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

U-235 is "enriched" to between 3-5% for nuclear reactors and NOT .04%.


Whatever - but you haven't touched my question:

the quantity of weapons grade stuff is still there -

 

What do you think Russia might do with it if Der Trumper and the GOPers continue to diddle with our international agreements?


Simple question gets a simple answer - NOTHING!

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CriticalThinking:  However, it had nothing to do with President Obama or Hillary, so your attempt to start Benghazi Part II is a waste of time. 

 

 

I'm LOL. They desperate for something besides bad news about Trump. Maybe after the uranium story dies out they could investigate The Bowling Green Massacre or the Microwave Oven Spying scandals?

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

U-235 is "enriched" to between 3-5% for nuclear reactors and NOT .04%.


Glad to see your participation. Im interested in knowing your opinion after you read the links provided.

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@NOTHAPPENING wrote:

U-235 is "enriched" to between 3-5% for nuclear reactors and NOT .04%.


Whatever - but you haven't touched my question:

the quantity of weapons grade stuff is still there -

 

What do you think Russia might do with it if Der Trumper and the GOPers continue to diddle with our international agreements?

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@afisher wrote:

   For anyone who actually wants to be informed about the entire "fake news" that the Republican party and their followers have embraced, there are actual articles that discuss the process that is involved.   No one will ever hear any of those words from any Republican- they, just like Donald, rely on the ignorance of their voters.  

 

   Additionally, most discussions on reality are TLSmiley Very HappyR for donald supporters.

 

https://www.lawfareblog.com/unpacking-uranium-one-hype-and-law


that is a great link. It sounds too me..Russia paid for a fairly non productive mine in the hopes of firing it up and employing Americans with the profit going to Russia, and NO FISSILE MATERIAL.  It also read that if it really IS a big deal, Trump can undo it.

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U-235 is "enriched" to between 3-5% for nuclear reactors and NOT .04%.

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@jimc91 wrote:

@CriticalThinking So what good could there possibly be in doing this deal?  

 

Why not just tell the Russians to eat cake and get the uranium they need else where?

 

Why did “we” need to sell it to them?

 

 

 


Good question. Here's a better one:

 

First a little background: The Russians "demil'd" around 20,000 nukes in the last round of Arms reductions. Each nuke (fission-fusion-fission variety) has about 50kg of highly refined Uranium or Plutonium, about 98% "pure". The stuff in a power plant is 0.04% pure, so each kilo of bomb stuff can be "denatured" into 2450 kg of fuel for a reactor. 50 x 2450 x 20,000 = 2,450,000,000 kg of fuel. A 3Gw plant is fueled with 100,000kg of fuel in a year, so what the Russians already have would take care of 24,500 power plants for one year. They are planning on increasing the number of reactors from 39 to 51 in the next few years, so they already have fuel to operate them all for 481 years. Under the terms of the last START, we're helping out by denaturing Russian bomb material, and as of 2016, about 10% of the electricity generated in the USA is produced from material that had been Russian Nuclear weapons.

 

Now the question: If we get wissy about the Russians investing in CANADIAN uranium mines and refineries and they decide to stop sending us their bomb stuff, what ELSE could they do with around 30,000 kg of nuclear grade fissile material?

 

I realize Trumpettes, like their fearless leader, are not real good with complicated scenerios, but go ahead wingers - why is it NOT a good idea for us to disrupt the current program of dismanteling Russian nukes just because some wingers think it might make Hillary look bad?

 

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Jim asked essentially the same questions,

"Why not just tell the Russians to eat cake and get the uranium they need else where?  

Why did “we” need to sell it to them?"

 

It was obviously some kind of shady business deal with a major Russian company. However, it had nothing to do with President Obama or Hillary, so your attempt to start Benghazi Part II is a waste of time. 

 

Who benefitted from this ideal? I don't know,  but it's not a poltical question, it's more of an ethical business question.

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   For anyone who actually wants to be informed about the entire "fake news" that the Republican party and their followers have embraced, there are actual articles that discuss the process that is involved.   No one will ever hear any of those words from any Republican- they, just like Donald, rely on the ignorance of their voters.  

 

   Additionally, most discussions on reality are TLSmiley Very HappyR for donald supporters.

 

https://www.lawfareblog.com/unpacking-uranium-one-hype-and-law

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Mlseker:  Thats a great article. Am i foolish in thinking those that need to read and heed will indeed read?

 

 

They won't read it, geez why mess up a good conspiracy with boring facts? Smiley Happy  Smiley Happy

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