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PostPosted: Feb 02, 2018 1:39 pm 
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Jim L. wrote:
Since the plutonium is reactor grade, it has too much Pu240 and Pu242 to be used as a fission device. So, I would say Japan cannot make a bomb from those stockpiles. Of course, the reactor-grade plutonium could be used as a dirty bomb, but so could lead, mercury, other heavy metals and/or actinides.

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It is highly likely that reactor grade plutonium can be used to make a viable device using modern techniques not available at the time of development of nuclear weapons.
I don't really want to say more given Kirks well known views on such discussions - but advances in technology have largely eroded the distinction between the two.


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PostPosted: Jun 10, 2018 12:40 am 
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A better solution is to convert it to fluoride and use it as a fissile feed in nuclear reactors for power with fertile depleted uranium or, better still, thorium. Existing reactors could use it till MSRs come online as power reactors.


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