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Megatons To Megawatts Russian Warheads Fuel U.S. Power Plants

There are 7 comments on the GPB.org story from Dec 11, 2013, titled Megatons To Megawatts Russian Warheads Fuel U.S. Power Plants. In it, GPB.org reports that:

A Soviet SS-21 tactical short-range nuclear missile is shown for the first time in Red Square, at the Victory Day parade in Moscow, Russia on May 9, 1985.

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#1 Dec 12, 2013
Here's a remarkable fact: For the past two decades, 10 percent of all the electricity consumed in the United States has come from Russian nuclear warheads.

It was all part of a deal struck at the end of the Cold War. That deal wraps up today, when the final shipment of fuel arrives at a U.S. facility.

....in 1993 the deal was struck: The Russians would turn about 500 tons of bomb-grade uranium into nuclear fuel. The U.S. would buy it and sell it to commercial power plants here.

Khlopkov says it was a win-win. "This is the only time in history when disarmament was actually profitable," he says.

Very profitable. The Russians made around $17 billion. Sewell's government office was spun off into a private company the United States Enrichment Corporation and made money from the deal too. And the U.S. power plants got the uranium at a good price.

"20,000 bombs' worth of nuclear material, destroyed forever,"

The last shipment arrives today at a US storage facility. It will be sold off to utilities in coming years. So when you turn on the lights, feel good. Your bulb may be powered by what was once a bomb.

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#2 Dec 12, 2013
Yes. But 1 kg U-235 have real price more $20 000 000 =)) 500 000 kg for $17 billion this just funny money. This is a vivid example of the real policy of the Yeltsin who worked in the interests of Western corporations against Russia.

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#3 Dec 12, 2013
$20 million per kg?! Maybe they got a volume discount? 500 tons is an awful lot of uranium.

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#4 Dec 13, 2013
Discount? F*cking yourself discount!=))(so say in America?)/ni hrena sebe skidka!/
It is actually just one of the factors in the sale of traitors Russia for Western corporations. There are many such factors, e.g. such as technology Yak-141 now used for the f-35, reductions Treaty (Agreement on the distribution of goods), in which Western corporations received 90% of the sales of crude oil to Russia. The transmission of full technical documentation for the United States for the manufacture of the most powerful rocket engines in the world AL-170.(It is surprising that the US still has not managed to repeat the this engine at its industry and continue buy rocket engines of Russia (AL-180)) And a lot of these variations, the sale of our country.

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#5 Dec 14, 2013
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RD-170_%28rocket...
This one??

http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2013_08_28/Russ...
Propelled by liquid oxygen and highly refined kerosene – which make a very convenient and ecofriendly mix – it currently provides first-stage power for the American Atlas V launch vehicle.

Under a contract clinched in 1996, Russia’s Energomash company – based in Khimki just northwest of Moscow – has sold more than 60 RD-180 engines to the US at prices of between 11 million and 15 million US dollars each. Under an option signed together with the main contract, about 40 more can be ordered.

The Atlas V rocket is routinely used by the US to orbit military reconnaissance satellites, something Russia is prepared to put up with. But other vehicles to be orbited by Atlas V rockets raise Russian concerns. Boosted by an Atlas V, the Boeing X-37 reusable unmanned space plane successfully flew its third test mission to orbit last December. Russia sees this plane as part of a future weapon system designed to knock out satellites.

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#6 Dec 16, 2013
Yes, one.
ps phaking Topix, i don't know answers for his pictures.=((

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#7 Dec 16, 2013
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