Skip to comments.Russia closes last weapons-grade plutonium plant
Posted on 04/15/2010 3:12:41 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
Russia has shut down its last weapons-grade plutonium reactor.
The move came after a pledge this week from Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at a 47-nation nuclear security summit in Washington.
Plant bosses pressed the red "stop" button to commence decommissioning process at 0400, the official Russian news agency reported.
The ADE-2 reactor opened in 1964 in Zheleznogorsk, then a secret city known as Krasnoyarsk-26.
Some 2,500 miles east of Moscow, the military production complex was founded in 1950 on the orders of Joseph Stalin.
...The cost of disposing of the Russian plutonium would be $2.5bn, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov estimated. The US will contribute $400m to the Russian disposal.
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Don’t worry, the Russkies would recommission the plutonium plant in no time.
Big deal, they’ll get it from Iran and N. Korea.
The Marxist Onada weakens America with another knife cut.
Russia only closed its obsolete plants... be sure there are many others going full steam ahead.
The Russians have another plant somewhere in a closed city in Siberia, or perhaps even in Kazakhstan or Belarus somewhere.
For what reason? It may be easily salvaged from thousands of stored absolete older tactical nukes, including freefall bombs and even mortar shells.
This plant believed was the last operational in the world.
Russia has shut down its last "Potempkin" weapons-grade plutonium reactor.
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