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To: TigerLikesRooster

I remember reading, I think in one of “Suvorov’s” books, about a Soviet nuclear installation that ran the entire process of nuclear weapons grade fissionable materials production from the mine to weapons grade U-235 and plutonium from graphite moderated piles. Big place. Ran for a decade, maybe longer.

Manual labor was done by GULAG prisoners. A train load of prisoners arrived every week. No prisoners ever left.

No serious attempt was made to make the place survivable, obviously. Radioactive waste was moved with shovels and wheelbarrows. The waste was shoveled into trucks and dumped a few miles away. Reactor maintenance was done by hand. The prisoners appear to have died at about a thousand a week.

Pretty much the same kind of place we see in NK, maybe. After all, the Kims are Stalinists.


9 posted on 04/20/2011 8:15:47 AM PDT by Iris7 ("Do not live lies!" ...Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn)
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To: Iris7
Now that we have seen the Fukushima example, where even back-up generator problem can lead to a catastrophe, the fear now is that something worse can happen in NK nuke installation because they run the whole place without regard for minimal safety mechanism(it costs lots of money.) Not just high casualty figure at the installation but reactor breach and meltdown which can send far more radiation into air than Fukushima nuclear plant has done.
10 posted on 04/20/2011 7:44:22 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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