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(Yahoo)   U.S. takes last shipment of Russian uranium. Doesn't even first stop to ask if anyone else wanted some. Rude   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 28
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2013-12-11 04:20:12 PM
Bet Iran would like some too.
 
2013-12-11 04:27:12 PM

AirForceVet: Bet Iran would like some too.


Bet Iran already got theirs.
 
2013-12-11 04:29:25 PM
I bet president Romney isn't going to like this one bit.
 
2013-12-11 04:32:28 PM
What an exceptionally uninformative article
 
2013-12-11 04:33:08 PM

karnal: AirForceVet: Bet Iran would like some too.

Bet Iran already got theirs.


I hope so. This fuel can only be used for nuclear power plants, not warheads
 
2013-12-11 04:34:19 PM

karnal: AirForceVet: Bet Iran would like some too.

Bet Iran already got theirs.


Nah. Iran and north korea have to go through the shady guy in the trench coat of europe, belgium...

//kidding, i know literally nothing about belgium..
 
2013-12-11 04:48:39 PM

Somaticasual: karnal: AirForceVet: Bet Iran would like some too.

Bet Iran already got theirs.

Nah. Iran and north korea have to go through the shady guy in the trench coat of europe, belgium...

//kidding, i know literally nothing about belgium..


That, sir, is a most gratuitous use of the word "Belgium" in a serious comments thread.
 
2013-12-11 04:55:47 PM
Like that headline subby... +1 for you.
 
2013-12-11 05:23:45 PM

AirForceVet: Bet Iran would like some too.


Why? What's wrong with the stuff the create from the current deal?

Oh wait, you're ignorant! :D
 
2013-12-11 05:27:40 PM
I heard the NPR report on this in the morning,  The "helped provide 10%" number has to be more like: "added to the nuclear power we use that provides 10% to our grid."  But other than that it seems like it was a good program.  I wish we'd decommission more of our own similarly, but I'd guess we buried them long before we had the technology to re-use weapons grade stuff for power.

Hell I didn't even know it was possible to reuse the weapons grade stuff until I heard the report.

/Shoulda studied nuclear science
//Still wear dark glass
 
2013-12-11 05:29:14 PM

ProdigalSigh: I heard the NPR report on this in the morning,  The "helped provide 10%" number has to be more like: "added to the nuclear power we use that provides 10% to our grid."  But other than that it seems like it was a good program.  I wish we'd decommission more of our own similarly, but I'd guess we buried them long before we had the technology to re-use weapons grade stuff for power.

Hell I didn't even know it was possible to reuse the weapons grade stuff until I heard the report.

/Shoulda studied nuclear science
//Still wear dark glass


glasses dammit, I swear the es was there when I hit submit
 
2013-12-11 05:46:03 PM
I'm expecting the first Giant Death Robot by 2024.
 
2013-12-11 06:33:29 PM
"Rude" made me laugh because I'm drunk. Early.
 
2013-12-11 06:38:53 PM
Don't worry you can buy some nice 'ol cake from Australia now

/glad this is over
//come on up uranium spot price...
 
2013-12-11 06:46:44 PM

ProdigalSigh: I heard the NPR report on this in the morning,  The "helped provide 10%" number has to be more like: "added to the nuclear power we use that provides 10% to our grid."  But other than that it seems like it was a good program.  I wish we'd decommission more of our own similarly, but I'd guess we buried them long before we had the technology to re-use weapons grade stuff for power.

Hell I didn't even know it was possible to reuse the weapons grade stuff until I heard the report.

/Shoulda studied nuclear science
//Still wear dark glass


No, the 10% of all energy is accurate, at least for last year.

Nuclear power supplies 19.2% of all US energy.

And 50% of the nuclear fuel used is recycled Russian warheads.

So roughly 10% of all US energy is supplied via recycled Russian warheads.
 
2013-12-11 06:47:33 PM
I read a really good book called The Atomic Bazaar. It mainly covers the complications associated with nuclear design and enrichment processes, but the real juicy stuff is about the very near impossibility of "cellular" proliferation. It's a hootenanny of a good read.
 
2013-12-11 06:49:27 PM
They're just trying to get rid of all the gay uranium.
 
2013-12-11 08:01:47 PM

Lost Thought 00: I hope so. This fuel can only be used for nuclear power plants, not warheads


The fuel is FROM warheads.

Pretty sure it can be put back into warheads if one was so inclined... it's not like Iran has any nuclear processing capability or anything.
=Smidge=
 
2013-12-11 08:16:39 PM
www.unitednuclear.com
 
2013-12-11 08:51:18 PM
Bravo subby.  Bravo.
 
2013-12-11 09:12:31 PM

ProdigalSigh: I heard the NPR report on this in the morning,  The "helped provide 10%" number has to be more like: "added to the nuclear power we use that provides 10% to our grid."  But other than that it seems like it was a good program.  I wish we'd decommission more of our own similarly, but I'd guess we buried them long before we had the technology to re-use weapons grade stuff for power.

Hell I didn't even know it was possible to reuse the weapons grade stuff until I heard the report.

/Shoulda studied nuclear science
//Still wear dark glass


I read the same article. I think it's one of the best ideas out there. Missiles for Energy. Let's do it.
 
2013-12-11 10:10:06 PM

FTA:

The recycling and transfer of the uranium to the United States were formalized in a 1993 agreement


So a deal that was negotiated under H.W. Bush, survived the Clinton years, the G.W. Bush years, falls apart under the peace prize, regain respect of the world administration.

obama diplomacy notches up another success.
 
2013-12-11 10:21:11 PM

OnlyM3: FTA:
The recycling and transfer of the uranium to the United States were formalized in a 1993 agreement

So a deal that was negotiated under H.W. Bush, survived the Clinton years, the G.W. Bush years, falls apart under the peace prize, regain respect of the world administration.

obama diplomacy notches up another success.


Herpfrrrrrt
 
2013-12-11 10:33:11 PM
The agreement was halted at the initiative of Russia, which said the United States was not paying enough for the uranium, roughly equivalent to 10 billion barrels of crude....Washington has paid close to $8 billion up until now for Russian uranium.

We paid $8 billion for the energy equivalent of 10 billion barrels of crude.  Sounds like a good deal to me.
 
2013-12-11 11:21:34 PM

Doc Daneeka: The agreement was halted at the initiative of Russia, which said the United States was not paying enough for the uranium, roughly equivalent to 10 billion barrels of crude....Washington has paid close to $8 billion up until now for Russian uranium.

We paid $8 billion for the energy equivalent of 10 billion barrels of crude.  Sounds like a good deal to me.


Not only paid 1 cent on the dollar but got rid of "end of the world" levels of nuclear weapons.  Not bad, not bad.  I believe Russia was economically desperate at the time.  Understandable that they decided to stop it and sell it at market rates.
 
2013-12-12 12:29:23 AM

Smidge204: Lost Thought 00: I hope so. This fuel can only be used for nuclear power plants, not warheads

The fuel is FROM warheads.

Pretty sure it can be put back into warheads if one was so inclined... it's not like Iran has any nuclear processing capability or anything.
=Smidge=


Once it's downblended, to use it in a warhead you'd have to enrich it all over again. If anything, the stuff would be harder to weaponize than natural uranium, because now it's mixed with lots of other things that go into reactor fuel but not bombs.
 
2013-12-12 12:33:30 AM

OnlyM3: FTA:
The recycling and transfer of the uranium to the United States were formalized in a 1993 agreement

So a deal that was negotiated under H.W. Bush, survived the Clinton years, the G.W. Bush years, falls apart under the peace prize, regain respect of the world administration.

obama diplomacy notches up another success.


Well aren't you a derptastic moron. The agreement had a termination date attached from day one. You think Putin is real anxious to send his uranium to the U.S.?
 
2013-12-12 01:21:45 AM

OnlyM3: FTA:
The recycling and transfer of the uranium to the United States were formalized in a 1993 agreement

So a deal that was negotiated under H.W. Bush, survived the Clinton years, the G.W. Bush years, falls apart under the peace prize, regain respect of the world administration.

obama diplomacy notches up another success.


Are you competing for an award for trolliest shiat spewing douche-bag? Russia halted the deal and negotiated for better terms. We were still paying them what we originally agreed upon twenty years ago. A new deal has been signed and we're paying them fair market value.
 
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