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BRITISH NUCLEAR PLANT 'LOSES' PLUTONIUM...
CBC via Drudge ^

Posted on 02/17/2005 10:56:38 AM PST by Next_Time_NJ

SELLAFIELD, ENGLAND - Britain's biggest nuclear site can't account for 30 kilograms of plutonium – enough to make seven or eight nuclear bombs.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: lost; nuclear; plutonium; uk

1 posted on 02/17/2005 10:56:50 AM PST by Next_Time_NJ
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To: Next_Time_NJ

Must be the Illuminati and some eeeeeevil plan.


2 posted on 02/17/2005 10:58:23 AM PST by theDentist (Jerry Springer: PBS for White Trash)
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To: Next_Time_NJ

"When interviewed, the Director of Security at the nuclear plant, Mustapha Abdul Ibrahim Al-Walid, said..."


3 posted on 02/17/2005 10:59:05 AM PST by rickmichaels ("We'll put a boot in your ass, it's the American way." - Toby Keith)
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To: Next_Time_NJ

According to the article, its a measurement error, and not really missing.


4 posted on 02/17/2005 10:59:35 AM PST by Frohickey
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To: Next_Time_NJ

Oh I'm sure it will turn up eventually. Hopefully not in the form of a mushroom cloud.


5 posted on 02/17/2005 11:00:11 AM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Next_Time_NJ

Happens all the time


6 posted on 02/17/2005 11:01:08 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: Next_Time_NJ

"The authority said the loss was "within international standards of expected measurement accuracies for closing a nuclear material balance at the type of facility concerned."

"There is no evidence to suggest that any of the apparent losses reported were real losses of nuclear material," it added."

Did Drudge read the article? I don`t see the big story here.


7 posted on 02/17/2005 11:02:01 AM PST by Peace will be here soon
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To: Frohickey
Yeah, over time 1/2oz here 1/2oz there adds up to 30....


BNFL denies claims over plutonium loss
8 posted on 02/17/2005 11:02:40 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Frohickey
According to the article, its a measurement error, and not really missing.

Yeah, I heard this plant had hired some guys from the Mars Climate Orbiter team.

9 posted on 02/17/2005 11:03:23 AM PST by dirtboy (Drooling moron since 1998...)
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To: Next_Time_NJ

Too late. Already used it in the DeLorean.


10 posted on 02/17/2005 11:03:50 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Frohickey
Now if they reported a 30 Kilo "chuck" was missing I'd be more concerned.
11 posted on 02/17/2005 11:04:07 AM PST by OXENinFLA
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To: Next_Time_NJ

12 posted on 02/17/2005 11:07:37 AM PST by Betaille (Harry Potter is a Right-Winger)
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To: Next_Time_NJ

I can't account for three socks I lost doing the wash last night.


13 posted on 02/17/2005 11:10:35 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: July 4th
Too late. Already used it in the DeLorean.

...in the flux capacitor...

14 posted on 02/17/2005 11:14:22 AM PST by Zhangliqun (What are intellectuals for but to complexify the obvious?)
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To: RexBeach
I can't account for three socks I lost doing the wash last night.

If we ever find the thousands of missing socks perhaps there'll be a pile of plutonium next to them all.
15 posted on 02/17/2005 11:14:55 AM PST by tjwmason (For he himself has said, and it's greatly to his credit, he remains an Englishman.)
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To: Next_Time_NJ

Sellafield has been one long embarressment.


16 posted on 02/17/2005 11:15:22 AM PST by kingsurfer
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To: Next_Time_NJ
30 Kilos = 66 Lbs

Isn't that a lot to "Miss-calculate"

17 posted on 02/17/2005 11:19:28 AM PST by USMC79to83
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To: USMC79to83
Isn't that a lot to "Miss-calculate"
Not when you're talking about plutonium. It doesn't take much to make 66 lbs. If I calculate right, it's a little over a liter and a half.
18 posted on 02/17/2005 11:29:50 AM PST by wolfpat (Dum vivimus, vivamus)
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To: tjwmason

"If we ever find the thousands of missing socks perhaps there'll be a pile of plutonium next to them all."

And ballpoints pens. Don't forget the missing pens!


19 posted on 02/17/2005 11:40:22 AM PST by MeanWestTexan
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To: kingsurfer
Sellafield has been one long embarressment.

Formerly known as Windscale - but that got a bad name so they changed it.

They had a try at changing the name again to Thorp or something, but it didn't work.
20 posted on 02/17/2005 11:42:19 AM PST by tjwmason (For he himself has said, and it's greatly to his credit, he remains an Englishman.)
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To: MeanWestTexan

Dont forget sunglasses too!


21 posted on 02/17/2005 11:44:05 AM PST by Next_Time_NJ (NJ demorat exterminator)
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To: kingsurfer

British Nuclear Fuel Ltd. was somewhat embarressed when first the Japanese and then the Germans discovered that the certifications furnished with shipments of fuel had been falsified...


22 posted on 02/17/2005 12:04:43 PM PST by Max in Utah (By their works you shall know them.)
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To: Next_Time_NJ

"The Sellafield reprocessing plant in northwestern England reported a loss of 19 kilograms in 2003 and a loss of about 50 kilograms over the past decade."

What are these people's problem? What do they think this is, a game?


23 posted on 02/17/2005 12:10:14 PM PST by mowowie
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To: mowowie

No worries. Probably just got swept into a crack in the floor.


24 posted on 02/17/2005 12:15:32 PM PST by Max in Utah (By their works you shall know them.)
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To: Next_Time_NJ

,,, paying off my mortgage becomes less urgent as these sorts of headlines develop.


25 posted on 02/17/2005 12:20:08 PM PST by shaggy eel
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