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To: DBrow; Nachum
but 20% U235 is quite a bit hotter. Chances are that this is DU.

Light water nuclear reactors have fuel rods that are only 4% enriched with U235.

The amount of U235 in depleted uranium is about 0.2 to 0.3 weight-percent. So something that is 20% U235 is five times (500% ) hotter than fuel rods and 100 times (10,000%) hotter than depleted uranium. And when you consider that 0.2 weight-percent U235 in depleted uranium is about 30% of what it was in its naturally occurring form, something that is 20% U235 is highly enriched.
7 posted on 11/07/2010 6:06:39 PM PST by aruanan
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To: aruanan

I agree, except on one point, DU has almost no U235.

Many of these “nuclear smuggling” articles are alarmist and fearmongering, I usually take them with more than 1/7000 of a pound of sodium chloride.

Most of these articles treat anything radioactive as highly enriched uranium, like initial shooting reports in the USA involve automatic weapons and multiple shooters.


9 posted on 11/07/2010 6:12:32 PM PST by DBrow
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To: aruanan

Well, Wikipedia has U235 at the levels you mention, in DU. I had seen numbers in ppm that were much lower, but I guess I was wrong.
Does this make me a DUmmie? lol


11 posted on 11/07/2010 6:33:47 PM PST by DBrow
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