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User Info Something To Contemplate This Weekend; entered at 2018-07-06 23:29:18
Posts: 1035
Registered: 2012-12-05 Huntsville, AL
I'm not finished thinking this through, not by a long shot. Here's where I am at this point.

Government is going to pay people to mine U-235, up to 1 gm per day. Forget about the fact that there is not one actual source of U-235 in its pure form anywhere on the planet. No, that stuff has to be refined from actual uranium ore, and it has a presentation of about 0.7% with respect to U-238, which is not fissionable. Okay, say we have a way to produce a gram a day, and we have a place to store it.

The fact is that, if it goes on forever, then at some point a critical mass will be co-located. At that point things go rapidly downhill.

"Forever" means just that, but it's going to be long before "forever" that a fissionable mass is collected in one "place". At that point in time, something goes "BOOM", and not nicely.

Thank you, I care not to support such foolishness by voting, or by working on the project, or by paying taxes, or in any other way.

When will the madness (and the innumeracy) end? In my lifetime? I hope so.

Sorry if this misses the mark of what was asked. These are my thoughts.
2018-07-06 23:29:18