Skip to comments.North could use uranium for test; tunnel site located(tunnel spec photo)
Posted on 02/04/2013 5:33:08 PM PST by TigerLikesRooster
North could use uranium for test; tunnel site located
|South Koreas Defense Ministry released a tunnel map from captured footage by the Norths official Korean Central Television. The Defense Ministry analyzed the map, which shows the tunnel on the western side of the nuclear test site, where they think the second test was carried out. Provided by the Defense Ministry|
While the international community waits for Pyongyang to press the button for its third nuclear test, South Korean Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan said the regime could use uranium fuel this time.
Kim attended a meeting of the National Assemblys Foreign Affairs, Trade and Unification Committee yesterday and answered questions from lawmakers on the current situation in North Korea. When Won Yoo-chul, a ruling Saenuri Party lawmaker, asked Kim if the North could have already manufactured a powerful hydrogen bomb, Kim responded, There is a possibility that they could use enriched uranium fuel.
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Part of me hopes they get more bang than they expect
and that their tunnel is TOO shallow.
Urainium bombs are way too big to mount on their now proven ICBM systems. Obviously they are working on Hydrogen bombs with the recycled spent fuel rods supplying the Plutonium.
If the blast is successful, the next step is trying them out downrange, like in California.
Too bad our last few generations of Politicians were too busy stuffing their pockets to get their jobs done. But I guess Millions dying in American cities goes along with agenda 21.
Perhaps they were doing their jobs, they just don’t work for us.
North Korea's first Uranium weapon might also be Iran's. Meaning this test could effectively be Iran's first nuke test. (Lame-stream media is ignoring this).
The Norks are said to have a second tunnel. One for their bomb and one for Iran's?
It’s possible to build a miniaturized HEU bomb (as an implosion device, just like a Pu bomb); it’s just easier to do it with Plutonium and you can make them a bit smaller.
A lot of clueless media articles are making it sound like there’s something especially bad or powerful about a HEU bomb, which isn’t really the case - it would just mean they’ve switched to HEU because they can distribute and hide the centrifuges more easily than they can one big reactor.
There’s zero chance they’ll test a real multistage thermonuclear bomb. There is some chance they’ll test a boosted fission weapon, which uses a little bit of tritium that fuses to enhance the yield.
An obvious guess might be that it takes a machine to bore a hole vertically, but with enough slaves you can dig horizontally by hand. Bedrock don't dig real good, topsoil's much easier...
They have plenty of mountains but I’d imagine most of the have a lot of granite. The ones down south do.
In the 1940s the T1/TX-1 nuclear munition using Highly Enriched Uranium (HEU) with a low kiloton yield weighed on about 150 pounds. It might be possible for the North Koreans to deliver a similar weapon with their existing ICBM. Clearly the North Koreans have the benefit of 60 years of experience with nuclear weapons.