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There's very little plutonium dissolved in the salts ~ you'd not use a small aircraft or ship engine reactor to burn plutonium fuel, you'd use a U233-Thorium mix. There is a trace of plutonium that will occur at the end of a long reaction chain, but it doesn't accumulate since the thorium fuel cycle tends to consume plutonium.

So for the amount of material in a smaller reactor, I wonder whether just having the container ships sitting there now belching out bunker grade diesel exhaust 24/7 is a bigger dirty bomb.

And it might be you need to get the container of C4 loaded just right, at the right location relative to the engine room and low enough in the stack to direct the blast there, to get the dirty bomb effect ~ it seems just as likely if not more so that you'd scatter bits and pieces of cheap soduko games, fancy coffee presses and washing machines around the surrounding area, and sink the broken generator into the seabed beneath the port.

I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.

by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Fri Dec 9th, 2011 at 09:24:12 AM EST
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