From Warheads to Cheap Energy? (not)

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Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#1 Jan 28, 2014

From Warheads to Cheap Energy

An outrageously dangerous and incomplete feel good story....

Cheap energy for who?
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#2 Jan 28, 2014
Colorful signs on the drums showed fluttering Russian and United States flags, with a message in large type: 20,000 Nuclear Warheads Eliminated.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#3 Jan 28, 2014
A brochure handed out at the reception reprinted his Op-Ed article, praising the commercial deal as a first for nuclear disarmament. It put the overall cost of the transaction at $17 billion.

Uranium from the dismantled weapons, it said, was diluted into 15,432 tons of low enriched uranium. The resulting reactor fuel supplied half of all American nuclear power plants.

The total electric power, it said, could illuminate the whole of the United States (roughly 20,000 cities and 115 million households) for about two years or Washington, D.C., for 185 years.
Mike Mullgan

Brattleboro, VT

#4 Jan 28, 2014
In another section of the paper they got this:

Company Struggles to Keep U.S. in the Uranium Enrichment Game

EUNICE, N.M. While the only American-owned company that enriches uranium prepares for bankruptcy, its competitor is zooming ahead with construction of what it describes as a cluster of far more economical and efficient new centrifuges.
Mike Mullgan

Brattleboro, VT

#5 Jan 28, 2014
All they need any stinking world catastrophe, then they will sell any lie down your throat.

Plus national, Russian and nuclear secrecy...
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#6 Jan 28, 2014
It is no different than purchasing cheap goods make with interned Jewish labor from a Nazi extermination camp...the Russian gulags, uranium mines and poor Russian environmental and employee safety laws...
Carlton Schroeder

Rhinelander, WI

#7 Feb 1, 2014
Can someone comment on how this $17 billon cost compares to the cost of a comparable amount of energy from conventional mining and enrichment of uranium.
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#8 Feb 2, 2014
Can someone comment on the lost of American Job...certainly I didn't get cheap electricity....
Mike Mulligan

Brattleboro, VT

#9 Feb 2, 2014

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