haemaker: Kodak Had a Secret Nuclear Reactor Loaded With Weapons-Grade Uranium Hidden In a BasementUgh. Not all "enriched uranium" is "weapons grade".
Spad31: haemaker: Kodak Had a Secret Nuclear Reactor Loaded With Weapons-Grade Uranium Hidden In a BasementUgh. Not all "enriched uranium" is "weapons grade".Hush. You'll spoil the knee-jerk.
HotWingAgenda: Not having any background in nuclear engineering myself, I'm surprised they had that thing running for like 30 years without needing a full time staff of nuclear engineers to administer to it.
profplump: The "no city officials knew" is a false flag; city officials have no authority over nuclear materials or reactors. The NRC had them on-file the whole time
aniyn: Didn't you guys invade a country for less than that?
Pointy Tail of Satan: Strange. I know Cf is used for both neutron radiological camera use, and for starting small reactors. But 1.5kg of U235? That's nothing. Maybe used as a reflector? I sure would like to know more about this.
Gyrfalcon: IT COULD HAVE BEEN HORRIBLE! IT COULD HAVE EXPLODED! THEY COULD HAVE STARTED A NUCLEAR WAR!!!...except that it was very small, heavily guarded, and they didn't have all the other stuff you need to make a nuclear bomb except the plutonium, and since NOBODY KNEW about it, it could never have been broken into by terrorists etc. etc. etc. and all that other scary stuff.Proving only that if you never tell anybody something, nobody will ever know about it. And ESPECIALLY the Feds.But since everyone now knows about it, I'm sure we'll get lots of knee-jerk reactionary panic about what COULD HAVE HAPPENED OMFG!!!!! and now everyone within a 90-mile radius will come down with mysterious cancers, deformed babies and furtive men in turbans and kafiyehs even though the thing was dismantled five years ago.
HotWingAgenda: /Everything was fine with our system until the power grid was shut off by dickless here.
Pointy Tail of Satan: Ahhhhh....and only two made. A rare puppy indeed."The function of the U-235 fuel was to multiply the neutrons coming from the Cf-252source, which fissions spontaneously."
profplump: The NRC has absolute authority over civilian use/possession of nuclear materials in the US. Cities/states/etc. only have authority as designated by the NRC, so typically they have no reason to know about nuclear material.
TomD9938: To aid in the developement of a machine that would allow transport far enough back in time to murder an ancestor of the inventor of the digital camera, no doubt
profplump: The NRC has absolute authority over civilian use/possession of nuclear materials in the US. Cities/states/etc. only have authority as designated by the NRC, so typically they have no reason to know about nuclear material. Would you go out of your way to alert the city council if you put up an FCC-authorized broadcast station in your basement?
Unobtanium: See: all the fights over cell-tower zoning.
WireFire2: WOW, the writer of this is retarded. It is physically impossible for nuclear power fuel to be used to make nuclear warheads (exception being dirty bombs).
way south: People think that nuclear material is all weapons grade
way south: and tightly controlled by an all knowing government.
way south: Practically speaking, should something happen (fire, flood, quake, etc...) the state authorities would probably be on scene first.They might have appreciated the heads up.
SharkInfested: Having been born and bred in Rochester...this could explain a lot vis a vis the locals (self included) And calling Rochester a "densely populated city" seems, well, hopeful at best. No surprise that no one knew it was there, Kodak Park during the day was it's own entity. Now it's just blocks and blocks of sad and empty buildings.
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