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US: Vietnamís weapons-grade uranium removed
Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2013 6:00 AM EDT

Posted on 07/02/2013 6:09:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The United States says experts have removed the last batch of uranium from Vietnam that terrorists could have used in efforts to make a nuclear bomb.

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz says the highly enriched uranium, from the Dalat Nuclear Research Institute, has gone to Russia where it will be turned into low-enriched reactor fuel. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: nukes; u235; uranium; vietnam

1 posted on 07/02/2013 6:09:51 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

It went to a nuclear power..., Russia.

Whew, what a relief. /s

How does this lump of vacuous brain cells know what Russia will do with it?


2 posted on 07/02/2013 6:17:06 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: DoughtyOne

Exactly.


3 posted on 07/02/2013 6:20:39 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Nachum

Ping.


4 posted on 07/02/2013 6:34:24 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: DoughtyOne

Russia has literally a ton of HEU. They don’t need another 70-80 lbs for some nefarious purpose.

HEU is not really any good for any Nuclear Power. Any nuclear capable country wouldn’t use it for weapons anyway, as it is dirty (lots of fallout and contamination) and has a very low yield compared to Plutonium implosion types.

It will be tossed into the mix and in a few short months become LEU nuclear fuel pellets.


5 posted on 07/02/2013 7:30:55 AM PDT by Mr. Quarterpanel (I am not an actor, but I play one on TV)
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To: Olog-hai

“...removed the last batch of uranium from Vietnam...”

Vietnam had a nuke program?


6 posted on 07/02/2013 7:39:44 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: carriage_hill
Vietnam had a nuke program?

We were building them a nuclear power plant at Dalat. When the NVA began to roll south in 1975, we sent an EOD team over to destroy it. I happened to meet the OIC of the team before they departed the U.S.

7 posted on 07/02/2013 7:58:31 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: Ben Hecks

Thanks; article doesn’t explain. I had no idea.


8 posted on 07/02/2013 8:02:27 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Ben Hecks

That’s one of the things that I really like about Freerepublic; there is almost always someone that has been there, done that, and is an expert.


9 posted on 07/02/2013 8:06:10 AM PDT by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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To: Revolutionary

Thanks but I’m no expert.... just happened to run into the team at Travis AFB while they were awaiting their flight. Before that, I had no idea that we were building a nuke plant there.


10 posted on 07/02/2013 9:24:24 AM PDT by Ben Hecks
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To: Mr. Quarterpanel

Thanks for your insight.


11 posted on 07/02/2013 1:45:32 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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